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tim·id

 (tĭm′ĭd)
adj. tim·id·er, tim·id·est
1. Lacking self-confidence; shy.
2. Fearful and hesitant: problems that call for bold, not timid, responses.

[Latin timidus, from timēre, to fear.]

ti·mid′i·ty, tim′id·ness n.
tim′id·ly adv.

timid

(ˈtɪmɪd)
adj
1. easily frightened or upset, esp by human contact; shy
2. indicating shyness or fear
[C16: from Latin timidus, from timēre to fear]
tiˈmidity, ˈtimidness n
ˈtimidly adv

tim•id

(ˈtɪm ɪd)

adj. , -er, -est.
1. lacking in self-assurance, courage, or boldness; timorous; shy.
2. indicating fear or lack of assurance: a timid manner.
[1540–50; < Latin timidus fearful =tim(ēre) to fear + -idus -id4]
ti•mid′i•ty, tim′id•ness, n.
tim′id•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.timid - people who are fearful and cautioustimid - people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
brave - people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave"
Adj.1.timid - showing fear and lack of confidence
unadventurous - lacking in boldness
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"
unassertive - inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence; "a shy unassertive person"
backward - (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover"
cowardly, fearful - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
bold - fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"
2.timid - lacking self-confidencetimid - lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
3.timid - lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
cowardly, fearful - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley

timid

timid

adjective
1. Not forward but reticent or reserved in manner:
Translations
جَبان، هَيّاب، خَجول، خَوّاف
bázlivýplachý
frygtsom
styggur; huglítill; feiminn
bailīgsbiklskautrīgs
plašen

timid

[ˈtɪmɪd] ADJ [person] → tímido; [animal] → huraño, asustadizo

timid

[ˈtɪmɪd] adj (= shy) → timide (= easily scared) → peureux/euse

timid

adjscheu, ängstlich; person, behaviour, words alsoschüchtern, zaghaft; measurezaghaft; to be timid about doing somethingetw nur zögernd tun

timid

[ˈtɪmɪd] adj (shy) → timido/a; (easily scared) → timoroso/a, pauroso/a

timid

(ˈtimid) adjective
easily frightened; nervous; shy. A mouse is a timid creature.
ˈtimidly adverb
tiˈmidity noun
ˈtimidness noun

timid

a. tímido-a.

timid

adj tímido
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when they spoke of the chairs as the goal quickly reached, was I such a newcomer that her timid lips must say 'They are but a beginning' before I heard the words?
Levin kissed her smiling lips with timid care, gave her his arm, and with a new strange sense of closeness, walked out of the church.
The Robber being slain, the timid companion ran up and drew his sword, and then, throwing back his traveling cloak said, "I'll at him, and I'll take care he shall learn whom he has attacked.
And now, and for the first time, he was a suppliant, tender and timid and doubting.
Espied by some timid man-of-war or blundering discovery-vessel from afar, when the distance obscuring the swarming fowls, nevertheless still shows the white mass floating in the sun, and the white spray heaving high against it; straightway the whale's unharming corpse, with trembling fingers is set down in the log -- shoals, rocks, and breakers hereabouts: beware
That meeting between the brothers, where Esau is so loving and generous, and Jacob so timid and distrustful, notwithstanding his sense of the Divine favour, has always touched me greatly.
Laurence was the biggest one, but after he had called, said something funny or kind to each one of the girls, and talked over old times with their mother, nobody felt much afraid of him, except timid Beth.
To heralds and to minstrels, then, leave thy praise, Sir Knight,'' replied Rowena, ``more suiting for their mouths than for thine own; and tell me which of them shall record in song, or in book of tourney, the memorable conquest of this night, a conquest obtained over an old man, followed by a few timid hinds; and its booty, an unfortunate maiden, transported against her will to the castle of a robber?
These doubts were probably suggested or enforced by Captain Sowle, who, it has already been seen, was an over-cautious, or rather, a timid seaman, and they may have had some weight with Mr.
Oh, he'll never wreck her through rashness, rest assured of that; but he's timid to childishness, and timid skippers lose just as many vessels as rash ones.
Excessively timid in all other matters, she was without fear when it came to climbing or running through the trees, and Lop-Ear and I were awkward and lumbering and cowardly in comparison.
But until every good man is brave, we must expect to find many good women timid,--too timid even to believe in the correctness of their own best promptings, when these would place them in a minority.