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Meaning of TIMID

Pronunciation:  'timid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
  2. [adj]  showing fear and lack of confidence
  3. [adj]  lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
  4. [adj]  lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
  5. [adj]  contemptibly timid

TIMID is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: bashful, cautious, coy, diffident, faint, fainthearted, intimidated, mousey, mousy, shy, timorous, trepid, unconfident, unmanful, unmanlike, unmanly, unsure
 Antonyms: bold, brave
 See Also: afraid(p), backward, coward(a), cowardly, fearful, people, unadventurous, unassertive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tim"id\, a. [L. timidus, fr. timere to fear; cf. Skr. tam
to become breathless, to become stupefief: cf. F. timide.]
Wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous;
not bold; fearful; shy.

      Poor is the triumph o'er the timid hare. --Thomson.

Syn: Fearful; timorous; afraid; cowardly; pusillanimous;
     faint-hearted; shrinking; retiring. -- {Tim"id*ly}, adv.
     -- {Tim"id*ness}, n.