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tim·or·ous

 (tĭm′ər-əs)
adj.
Full of apprehensiveness; timid.

[Middle English, from Old French timoureus, from Medieval Latin timōrōsus, from Latin timor, timōr-, fear, from timēre, to fear.]

tim′or·ous·ly adv.
tim′or·ous·ness n.

timorous

(ˈtɪmərəs)
adj
1. fearful or timid
2. indicating fear or timidity
[C15: from Old French temoros, from Medieval Latin timōrōsus, from Latin timor fear, from timēre to be afraid]
ˈtimorously adv
ˈtimorousness n

tim•or•ous

(ˈtɪm ər əs)

adj.
1. full of or subject to fear.
2. characterized by or indicating fear or timidity: a timorous approach to a serious problem.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin timōrōsus= Latin timōr-, s. of timor fear + -ōsus -ous]
tim′or•ous•ly, adv.
tim′or•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.timorous - timid by nature or revealing timiditytimorous - timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"
timid - showing fear and lack of confidence

timorous

Translations

timorous

[ˈtɪmərəs] ADJ (liter) [person] → temeroso, tímido; [animal] → huraño, asustadizo

timorous

[ˈtɪmərəs] adj
(literary) (= timid) [person] → timoré(e)
(= weak, overcautious) [decision, action] → timoré(e)

timorous

timorous

[ˈtɪmrəs] adjtimoroso/a
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