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not employed

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not on duty, absent, finished, inoperative, negligible, outside, postponed, slender, slight, slim.
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shyness
Definition:
Discomfort and partial inhibition of the usual forms of behavior when in the presence of others.

Synonyms:

noun
bashfulness
abashment, apprehension, insecurity, nervousness, restraint, reticence, sheepishness, stage fright, timidness, timorousness, mike fright.
demureness
humbleness, self-effacement.
diffidence
backwardness, bashfulness, constraint, doubt, fear, hesitation, humility, insecurity, reluctance, self-consciousness, sheepishness, shyness, timidity, timorousness, unassertiveness, mousiness, in security.
embarrassment
awkwardness, bind, chagrin, clumsiness, complexity, confusion, destitution, difficulty, dilemma, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, distress, faux pas, fix, hitch, hot seat, hot water, indebtedness, indiscretion, inhibition, mess, mistake, mortification, pickle, pinch, plight, poverty, predicament, puzzle, quandary, scrape, snag, stew, strait, tangle, unease, uneasiness, Impecuniosity, awkward situation, egg on face, boo boo.
feeling
shyness.
humility
abasement, docility, fawning, inferiority complex, nonresistance, obedience, obsequiousness, passiveness, resignation, self-abasement, self-abnegation, servility, subjection, submissiveness, subservience, unobtrusiveness, unpretentiousness, Lowliness, Non-resistance, docilities, lack of pride.
inhibition
bar, barrier, blockage, check, embargo, interdict, interference, obstacle, prevention, prohibition, sublimation, suppression, hangup.
irresolution
ambivalence, capriciousness, changeability, fickleness, hesitance, impulsiveness, inconsistency, indecisiveness, infirmity, insipidity, irresolution, shiftiness, spinelessness, uncertainty, unwillingness, vacillation, volatility, wateriness, weakness, yellowness, unsureness, double-mindedness, halfheartedness, tentativeness.
modesty
bashfulness, coyness, demureness, humbleness, humility, meekness, modesty, reservation, selflessness, timidity, unobtrusiveness, unselfishness, undemonstrativeness.
reserve
aloofness, calmness, caution, coldness, formality, quietness, repression, reservation, secretiveness, self-restraint, silence, taciturnity, uncommunicativeness, unresponsiveness.
reticence
closeness.
shyness
apprehension, coyness, demureness, diffidence, insecurity, meekness, modesty, reserve, restraint, reticence, sheepishness, timidity, timidness, timorousness.
silence
reticence.
taciturnity
control, self-control, selfcontrol.
Examples of usage:
  1. And she knew nothing about the meaning of the word shyness. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  2. With a trembling voice she sang, and with more anxiety and shyness than she remembered having ever felt. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  3. This was evidently his intention, however, for she heard their footsteps drawing nearer, and she was possessed by a momentary shyness so acute that she nearly fled through the window. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  4. It looked like the shyness of decorum. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  5. Her maiden shyness was a bloom which I did not wish to brush off. – A Village Ophelia and Other Stories by Anne Reeve Aldrich

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