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    • Join Date: Dec 2005
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    opposite

    Is "shy" the opposite of "outgoing"?
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    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: opposite

    "Withdrawn" is the opposite of "outgoing", and "shy" does not quite have that meaning. Its meaning is being nervous with other people.

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    Re: opposite

    In addition, shy and outgoing are near antonyms. Shy can mean a lack of confidence, and outgoing can mean confident.

    All the best.

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