Definitions for: Timid


[n] people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
[adj] showing fear and lack of confidence
[adj] lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
[adj] lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
[adj] contemptibly timid



Webster (1913) Definition: 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. -- Tim"id*ly, adv.
-- Tim"id*ness, n.

Synonyms: bashful, cautious, coy, diffident, faint, fainthearted, intimidated, mousey, mousy, shy, timorous, trepid, unconfident, unmanful, unmanlike, unmanly, unsure

Antonyms: bold, brave

See Also: afraid(p), backward, coward(a), cowardly, fearful, people, unadventurous, unassertive

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