scheu

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German; ultimately from Proto-Germanic *skeuhaz. Cognate with English shy and Dutch schuw

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

scheu (comparative scheuer, superlative am scheusten)

  1. shy

Usage notes[edit]

Compare schüchtern for notes on the distinction between these semantically similar words.

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