shying

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

shy +‎ -ing

Verb[edit]

shying

  1. Present participle of shy.

Noun[edit]

shying (plural shyings)

  1. The act of one who shies or turns aside in fear.
    • 1895, Popular Science (volume 47, number 24, July 1895, page 342)
      Not that there is anything really inexplicable in these odd directions of childish fear, any more than in the unpredictable shyings of the horse.