[ adverb ] in a shy or timid or bashful manner


timidly bashfully


"he smiled shyly"

Used in print

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

Almost immediately she was ashamed of herself for feeling vain , at such a time , in such a place , and she tossed_back her long yellow hair , smiling shyly as she entered the room .

Related terms

timid shy bashful timid bashful