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Full of apprehensiveness; timid.
[Middle English, from Old French timoureus, from Medieval Latin timōrōsus, from Latin timor, timōr-, fear, from timēre, to fear.]
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|Noun||1.||timorousness - 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
|2.||timorousness - 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
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