Shy

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LampPro Tip 1/2
Social ContextPlay
Use 'shy' to describe someone in social settings where they're less talkative or nervous. SlideDuring meetings, she's quite shy and rarely offers her opinion.
LampPro Tip 2/2
Not NegativePlay
'Shy' isn't an insult. It's neutral and describes a person's nature without criticism. SlideHe's shy at first, but very friendly once you get to know him.