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Not confident or shy and easily embarrassed - thesaurus

Synonyms

shy

adjective

shy behaviour shows that someone is nervous or not confident

uncertain

adjective

not confident

retiring

adjective

someone who is retiring tends to avoid social activities because they are shy

insecure

adjective

not confident about yourself

timid

adjective

shy and nervous

inhibited

adjective

too embarrassed or not confident enough to do something

tentative

adjective

not confident

lost

adjective

not feeling confident or relaxed because you are in a new situation, for example with a group of people who you do not know

unsure of yourself

not having much confidence, and tending to behave in a nervous way

ill at ease

not confident or relaxed

less than

adjective

informal less good or worthy than other people

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awkward

adjective

not comfortable, relaxed, or confident

awkwardly

adverb

in a way that shows you are not comfortable, relaxed, or confident

bashful

adjective

easily embarrassed when you are with other people

coy

adjective

not willing to give information about something, especially in a way that is slightly annoying

coy

adjective

someone who is coy pretends to be shy in order to make themselves seem more attractive

coy

adjective

used about someone’s behaviour

demure

adjective

a demure woman is quiet and shy and always behaves well

demure

adjective

used about a woman’s behaviour or the clothes that she wears

diffident

adjective

shy

inferior

adjective

someone who feels inferior believes that they are not as good or important as other people

inferiority complex

noun

a strong feeling that you are not as good, important, or intelligent as other people

introverted

adjective

a little shy and tending to concentrate on your own thoughts and feelings

modest

adjective

feeling shy or embarrassed about other people seeing your body

modestly

adverb

in a shy or embarrassed way, especially to avoid causing sexual feelings in other people

mousy

adjective

a mousy person is quiet and prefers not to be noticed

out of place

if someone feels out of place or is out of place, they feel uncomfortable in a particular situation or place, or they do not belong there

shy

adjective

nervous and embarrassed in the company of other people, especially people who you do not know

shy

adjective

not willing to do or be involved in something because it makes you feel nervous or embarrassed

someone wouldn’t say boo to a goose

used for saying that someone is very quiet and shy

timorous

adjective

formal nervous and easy to frighten

wobbly

adjective

not strong, confident, or certain

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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