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The Universal Dictionary

shy

[ʃaɪ] брит. / амер.

    1. прил.

      1. застенчивый, робкий; стеснительный

        1. недоверчивый, подозрительный (о человеке)

        2. пугливый, осторожный (о птицах, животных)

        3. диал. норовистый, пугливый (о лошади)

      2. осторожный; делающий что-л. с неохотой; нерешительный

      3. амер.

        недостающий, отсутствующий

    2. сущ.

      скачок (испугавшейся лошади)

    3. гл.

      броситься в сторону, прянуть, шарахнуться (о лошади)

    1. гл.

      швырять, бросать, кидать, метать (снаряд, камень, мяч)

    2. сущ.

      1. бросок (быстрый, резкий)

      2. разг. резкое насмешливое замечание; колкость, насмешка, издёвка

      3. разг. попытка; проба

      4. метатель, разбрасыватель

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shy

[ʃaɪ]

adj

робкий, застенчивый

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Examples from texts

Do you think they mean that men are shy and retiring and loyal and kill only to eat?
Думаешь, этим девизом хотели сказать, что человек робок, застенчив, лоялен и убивает только для того, чтобы добыть себе пропитание?
Pratchett, Terry / Fifth ElephantПратчетт,Терри / Пятый элефант
Пятый элефант
Пратчетт,Терри
© Перевод Н. Берденников, А. Жикаренцев, 2007
© Издание на русском языке, оформление ООО «Издательство «Эксмо», 2007
© Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1999
Fifth Elephant
Pratchett, Terry
© 2000 by Terry and Lyn Pratchett
Once or twice when he visited Charlotte he encountered her two colleagues, who were shy and girlish with Garp in the daylight of Charlotte's sunny room.
Раз или два он встречал у Шарлотты двух ее бывших подружек. При дневном свете в залитой солнцем палате они робели и вели себя с Гарпом совсем как молоденькие девчонки.
Irving, John / The world According to GarpИрвинг, Джон / Мир глазами Гарпа
Мир глазами Гарпа
Ирвинг, Джон
© 1976, 1977, 1978 by John Irving
© И. Тогоева, перевод на русский язык, 2009
© ООО Издательская группа "Аттикус", 2009
The world According to Garp
Irving, John
© 1976, 1977, 1978 by John Irving
He was excited and at the same time shy.
Он был возбужден и робел, как мальчишка.
Steinbeck, John / East Of EdenСтейнбек, Джон / На восток от Эдема
На восток от Эдема
Стейнбек, Джон
© Издательство "Правда", 1989
East Of Eden
Steinbeck, John
© John Steinbeck, 1952
© renewed Elaine Steinbeck, Thom Steinbeck, and John Steinbeck IV, 1980
Margaret's violets, sweet and shy;
Маргарет юной фиалки нежней.
Wells, Herbert George / Ann VeronicaУэллс, Герберт / Анна-Вероника
Анна-Вероника
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Ann Veronica
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells
Volodya's shy, innocent, and handsome appearance disposed the officers in his favor.
Стыдливая же, невинная и красивая наружность Володи располагала к нему офицеров.
Толстой, Л.Н. / Севастопольские рассказыTolstoy, Leo / Sevastopol
Sevastopol
Tolstoy, Leo
© 1888, by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
Севастопольские рассказы
Толстой, Л.Н.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1976
Most people will shy away from killing people they haven't been introduced to.
Тогда как обычный человек просто неспособен убить такого же, как он, обычного человека, если они прежде не были представлены друг другу.
Pratchett, Terry / Fifth ElephantПратчетт,Терри / Пятый элефант
Пятый элефант
Пратчетт,Терри
© Перевод Н. Берденников, А. Жикаренцев, 2007
© Издание на русском языке, оформление ООО «Издательство «Эксмо», 2007
© Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1999
Fifth Elephant
Pratchett, Terry
© 2000 by Terry and Lyn Pratchett
But then, you’re just shy of retirement…so maybe it’s Siobhan we should be thinking of.
Значит, ты просто боишься пенсии, а вот с Шивон, я думаю, нам стоит над этим поразмыслить.
Rankin, Ian / The Naming of the DeadРэнкин, Иэн / Перекличка мертвых
Перекличка мертвых
Рэнкин, Иэн
© John Rebus Ltd 2006
© Ю. Вейсберг, перевод на русский язык, 2009
© ООО "Издательская группа Аттикус", Издательство "Иностранка" 2009
The Naming of the Dead
Rankin, Ian
© John Rebus Ltd 2006
She suddenly began to feel shy of every one, even of Uvar Ivanovitch, who was flourishing his fingers in more perplexity than ever.
Она вдруг стала дичиться всех, даже Увара Ивановича, который более чем когда-либо недоумевал и играл перстами.
Turgenev, I.S. / On the eveТургенев, И.С. / Накануне
Накануне
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1976
On the eve
Turgenev, I.S.
© 1st World Library, 2008
It gave me a strange feeling towards him. I thought he was shy, afraid of his manhood.
Я думала, что его застенчивость объяснялась страхом перед подступающим возмужанием.
Le Guin, Ursula / Four ways to ForgivenessЛе Гуин, Урсула / Четыре пути к прощению
Четыре пути к прощению
Ле Гуин, Урсула
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2008
© Перевод. И. Полоцк, О. Васант, О. Трофимов, В. Старожилец, 2008
© 1995 by Ursula K. Le Guin
Four ways to Forgiveness
Le Guin, Ursula
© 1995 by Ursula K. Le Guin
But she was so affectionate and sweet-natured, and had such a pleasant manner of being both sly and shy at once, that she captivated me more than ever.
Она была так мила, так нежна по натуре, в ее манере держать себя было такое лукавство, а вместе с тем такая застенчивость, что она пленила меня еще сильней, чем прежде.
Dickens, Charles / David CopperfieldДиккенс, Чарльз / Жизнь Дэвида Копперфилда
Жизнь Дэвида Копперфилда
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1959
David Copperfield
Dickens, Charles
© CRW Publishing Limited 2004
I used to be a silent, shy bird; now I am learning to use my mouth.
Раньше я был молчаливым, настоящей “пугливой птицей”, теперь я учусь разговаривать.
Mirvis, Philip,Ayas, Karen,Roth, George / To the Desert and Back. The Story of One of the Most Dramatic Business Transformations on RecordМирвис, Филип,Аяс, Карен,Рот, Джордж / В пустыню и обратно. История самого грандиозного корпоративного тренинга
В пустыню и обратно. История самого грандиозного корпоративного тренинга
Мирвис, Филип,Аяс, Карен,Рот, Джордж
© 2003, by Philip Mirvis, Karen Ayas and George Roth
© Издание на русском языке, перевод, оформление ООО "Альпина Бизнес Букс", 2006
© перевод с английского И.Окуньковой
To the Desert and Back. The Story of One of the Most Dramatic Business Transformations on Record
Mirvis, Philip,Ayas, Karen,Roth, George
© 2003, by Philip Mirvis, Karen Ayas and George Roth
Besides, you were not pre-possessing in person; you were shy, given to blushing, getting hot and stammering....
Притом же ты и фигурой не брал; робел, краснел, потел, заикался…
Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.2Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Записки охотника т.2
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
I had never, never talked to her like that, I had always been shy.
Я никогда, никогда так не говорил с нею, а всегда робел.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / A Raw YouthДостоевский, Фёдор / Подросток
Подросток
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Советская Россия", 1979
A Raw Youth
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
The children saw there would be no chance of reaching the Prince through all that crowd, and, anyway, they now felt rather shy.
Дети поняли, что им не пробиться к принцу через толпу, да они, пожалуй, теперь и постеснялись бы к нему приблизиться.
Lewis, Clive S. / The Silver ChairЛьюис, Клайв С. / Серебряное кресло
Серебряное кресло
Льюис, Клайв С.
© Перевод Т. Шапошникова, 2010
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2010
The Silver Chair
Lewis, Clive S.
© 1953 by C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.
© renewed 1981 by C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.
She was a shy girl and did not associate with boys of her own age.
Она росла застенчивой, со сверстниками мужского пола не общалась.
Политковская, Анна / Путинская РоссияPolitkovskaya, Anna / Putin's Russia
Putin's Russia
Politkovskaya, Anna
© Anna Politkovskaya 2004
© Arch Tait 2004
Путинская Россия
Политковская, Анна
© Анна Политковская 2004

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ʃaɪAdjectiveзастенчивый; робкий; стеснительныйExamples

a shy boy — застенчивый мальчик

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  1. 1.

    застенчивый

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  2. 2.

    застенчивый, робкий

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Collocations

shy away
избегать
shy away
сторониться
shy away
уклоняться
shy / unsociable person
дикарь
be shy
дичиться
shy / unsociable child
дичок
be shy
ежиться
be / feel shy
скромничать
don't be shy!
смелее
be too timid / shy
стесняться
feel shy
стесняться
shy measurement
размер с отрицательным допуском
Shy-Drager syndrome
хроническая идиопатическая гипотензия
Shy of talking about their problems
Стесняется говорить о своих проблемах

Word forms

shy

verb
Basic forms
Pastshied
Imperativeshy
Present Participle (Participle I)shying
Past Participle (Participle II)shied
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I shywe shy
you shyyou shy
he/she/it shiesthey shy
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am shyingwe are shying
you are shyingyou are shying
he/she/it is shyingthey are shying
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have shiedwe have shied
you have shiedyou have shied
he/she/it has shiedthey have shied
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been shyingwe have been shying
you have been shyingyou have been shying
he/she/it has been shyingthey have been shying
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I shiedwe shied
you shiedyou shied
he/she/it shiedthey shied
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was shyingwe were shying
you were shyingyou were shying
he/she/it was shyingthey were shying
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had shiedwe had shied
you had shiedyou had shied
he/she/it had shiedthey had shied
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been shyingwe had been shying
you had been shyingyou had been shying
he/she/it had been shyingthey had been shying
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will shywe shall/will shy
you will shyyou will shy
he/she/it will shythey will shy
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be shyingwe shall/will be shying
you will be shyingyou will be shying
he/she/it will be shyingthey will be shying
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have shiedwe shall/will have shied
you will have shiedyou will have shied
he/she/it will have shiedthey will have shied
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been shyingwe shall/will have been shying
you will have been shyingyou will have been shying
he/she/it will have been shyingthey will have been shying
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would shywe should/would shy
you would shyyou would shy
he/she/it would shythey would shy
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be shyingwe should/would be shying
you would be shyingyou would be shying
he/she/it would be shyingthey would be shying
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have shiedwe should/would have shied
you would have shiedyou would have shied
he/she/it would have shiedthey would have shied
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been shyingwe should/would have been shying
you would have been shyingyou would have been shying
he/she/it would have been shyingthey would have been shying
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am shiedwe are shied
you are shiedyou are shied
he/she/it is shiedthey are shied
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being shiedwe are being shied
you are being shiedyou are being shied
he/she/it is being shiedthey are being shied
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been shiedwe have been shied
you have been shiedyou have been shied
he/she/it has been shiedthey have been shied
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was shiedwe were shied
you were shiedyou were shied
he/she/it was shiedthey were shied
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being shiedwe were being shied
you were being shiedyou were being shied
he/she/it was being shiedthey were being shied
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been shiedwe had been shied
you had been shiedyou had been shied
he/she/it had been shiedthey had been shied
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be shiedwe shall/will be shied
you will be shiedyou will be shied
he/she/it will be shiedthey will be shied
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been shiedwe shall/will have been shied
you will have been shiedyou will have been shied
he/she/it will have been shiedthey will have been shied

shy

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseshyshies
Possessive caseshy'sshies'

shy

adjective
Positive degreeshy
Comparative degreeshyer, shier
Superlative degreeshyest, shiest