timidly


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.timidly - in a shy or timid or bashful mannertimidly - in a shy or timid or bashful manner; "he smiled shyly"
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Translations
بِخَوْفٍ ، بِجُبْنٍ
bázlivěplaše
frygtsomt
feimnislega; af hugleysi
placho
plašno
çekingen bir şekildeutana sıkıla

timidly

[ˈtɪmɪdlɪ] ADVtímidamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

timidly

[ˈtɪmɪdli] advtimidement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

timidly

adv say, askzaghaft; enter, approachschüchtern, ängstlich
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timidly

[ˈtɪmɪdlɪ] advtimidamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

timid

(ˈtimid) adjective
easily frightened; nervous; shy. A mouse is a timid creature.
ˈtimidly adverb
tiˈmidity noun
ˈtimidness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
`Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, `why your cat grins like that?'
`Cheshire Puss,' she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider.
Pollyanna advanced a little timidly. Now that the time had come, she felt unwontedly shy.
Then she heard the minister's wife suggest timidly that they, as a society, might perhaps assume his support and education instead of sending quite so much money this year to the little boys in far-away India.
"I don't look down on it at all," said Konstantin Levin timidly. "I don't even dispute it."
Pierre looked at her timidly over his spectacles, and like a hare surrounded by hounds who lays back her ears and continues to crouch motionless before her enemies, he tried to continue reading.
We have heard, Rodya, that Pyotr Petrovitch was so kind as to visit you today," Pulcheria Alexandrovna added somewhat timidly.
"I think it would be nice," said Cecily timidly, "and none of us have any experience of being editors, any more than Bev, so that wouldn't matter."
Even when their eyes had met, and her sister had approached the bed, Louisa lay for minutes looking at her in silence, and suffering her timidly to hold her passive hand, before she asked:
"Brother," said Jehan timidly, "I am come to see you."
And one big black rat, who seemed to want to say something to the Doctor, now crept forward timidly along the rail, watching the dog out of the corner of his eye.
So the soldier was summoned and entered the Throne Room timidly, for while Oz was alive he never was allowed to come farther than the door.