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

timidly

[ˈtɪmɪdlɪ] ADVtímidamente

timidly

[ˈtɪmɪdli] advtimidement

timidly

adv say, askzaghaft; enter, approachschüchtern, ängstlich

timidly

[ˈtɪmɪdlɪ] advtimidamente

timid

(ˈtimid) adjective
easily frightened; nervous; shy. A mouse is a timid creature.
ˈtimidly adverb
tiˈmidity noun
ˈtimidness noun
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Perhaps we had better wait for them," she said timidly.
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Having no excuse for lingering longer, I slipped out, while Linton was engaged in timidly rebuffing the advances of a friendly sheep-dog.
She timidly laid her hand on his dear breast, and put up a prayer that she might ever be as true to him as her love aspired to be, and as his sorrows deserved.
Scrooge entered timidly, and hung his head before this Spirit.
My mother dropped her work, and arose hurriedly, but timidly I thought.
Sitting on the banks in this way, Silas began to look for the once familiar herbs again; and as the leaves, with their unchanged outline and markings, lay on his palm, there was a sense of crowding remembrances from which he turned away timidly, taking refuge in Eppie's little world, that lay lightly on his enfeebled spirit.
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.