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3 definitions found
 for timorous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timorous \Tim"or*ous\, a. [LL. timorosus, from L. timor fear;
     akin to timere to fear. See Timid.]
     1. Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Indicating, or caused by, fear; as, timorous doubts. "The
        timorous apostasy of chuchmen." --Milman.
        [1913 Webster] -- Tim"or*ous*ly, adv. --
        Tim"or*ous*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  timorous
      adj 1: timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little
             mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at
             the large dog" [syn: fearful, timorous, trepid]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "timorous":
     afraid, bashful, chicken, chickenhearted, confused, conscious,
     coward, cowardly, cowed, coy, daunted, demure, diffident, dismayed,
     fainthearted, fearful, fearing, fearsome, funking, funky, goosy,
     henhearted, in fear, inarticulate, intimidated, jumpy,
     lily-livered, milk-livered, milksoppish, milksoppy, mousy, nervous,
     overtimid, overtimorous, panic-prone, panicky, pigeonhearted,
     quailing, quivering, rabbity, recoiling, scary, self-conscious,
     shaky, shamefaced, shamefast, shivering, shivery, shrinking,
     shuddering, shy, sissified, sissy, skittery, skittish, soft,
     stammering, startlish, timid, trembling, tremulous, trepidant,
     trigger-happy, undaring, unmanly, unmanned, weak, weak-kneed,
     weakhearted, white-livered, yellow
  
  

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