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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.timidity - fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
fear, fearfulness, fright - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
cold feet - timidity that prevents the continuation of a course of action; "I was going to tell him but I got cold feet"
shyness - a feeling of fear of embarrassment
diffidence, self-distrust, self-doubt - lack of self-confidence
2.timidity - fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities
faintheartedness, faintness - the trait of lacking boldness and courage; "faintness of heart and infirmity of purpose"
fearfulness - the trait of being afraid
boldness, hardihood, hardiness, daring - the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger; "the proposal required great boldness"; "the plan required great hardiness of heart"

timidity

noun
1. An awkwardness or lack of self-confidence in the presence of others:
Translations
جُبْن، خَوْف
plachost
frygtsomhed
feimni; hugleysi
plachosť
çekingenlikürkeklik

timidity

[tɪˈmɪdɪtɪ] Ntimidez f

timidity

[tɪˈmɪdəti] ntimidité f

timidity

nScheu f, → Ängstlichkeit f; (of person, behaviour, words also)Schüchternheit f, → Zaghaftigkeit f; (of measure)Zaghaftigkeit f

timidity

[tɪˈmɪdɪtɪ] ntimidezza

timid

(ˈtimid) adjective
easily frightened; nervous; shy. A mouse is a timid creature.
ˈtimidly adverb
tiˈmidity noun
ˈtimidness noun
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He is Odysseus, longing for a wider experience but unable to shake off his own timidities and obliged to ask others about what he wishes he knew, or had happened to him.