Definition of shyness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shyness

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈʃaɪnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃaɪnəs//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the feeling of being nervous or embarrassed about meeting and speaking to other people synonym timidity He tried to overcome his shyness.