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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Timid \Tim"id\, a. [L. timidus, fr. timere to fear; cf. Skr. tam
to become breathless, to become stupefief: cf. F. timide.]
Wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous;
not bold; fearful; shy.
Poor is the triumph o'er the timid hare. --Thomson.
Syn: Fearful; timorous; afraid; cowardly; pusillanimous;
faint-hearted; shrinking; retiring.
[1913 Webster] -- Tim"id*ly, adv. -- Tim"id*ness, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: showing fear and lack of confidence [ant: bold]
2: lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and
abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses";
"a very unsure young man" [syn: diffident, shy, timid,
unsure] [ant: confident]
3: lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er
won fair lady" [syn: faint, fainthearted, timid,
n 1: people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is
not for the timid" [syn: timid, cautious] [ant:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
88 Moby Thesaurus words for "timid":
afraid, apprehensive, bashful, cautious, chicken, chickenhearted,
confused, conscious, coward, cowardly, cowed, coy, craven, daunted,
demure, demurring, diffident, dismayed, fainthearted, faltering,
fearful, fearing, fearsome, frightened, funking, funky, goosy,
gutless, henhearted, hesitant, hesitating, humble, in fear,
inarticulate, intimidated, jibbing, jumpy, lily-livered,
milk-livered, milksoppish, milksoppy, modest, mousy, nervous,
overtimid, overtimorous, panic-prone, panicky, pigeonhearted,
pusillanimous, rabbity, retiring, scared, scary, scrupling,
self-conscious, shaky, shamefaced, shamefast, shilly-shallying,
shivery, shrinking, shy, sissified, sissy, skittery, skittish,
soft, stammering, startlish, sticking, stickling, straining,
tentative, timorous, trembling, tremulous, trepidant,
trigger-happy, unassertive, unassured, unmanly, unmanned, weak,
weak-kneed, weakhearted, white-livered, yellow
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