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shy behaviour shows that someone is nervous or not confident
someone who is retiring tends to avoid social activities because they are shy
not confident about yourself
shy and nervous
too embarrassed or not confident enough to do something
not feeling confident or relaxed because you are in a new situation, for example with a group of people who you do not know
not having much confidence, and tending to behave in a nervous way
not confident or relaxed
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
reminding you of death in an unpleasant and frightening way
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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Free thesaurus definition of not confident or shy and easily embarrassed from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.