Definition of Timidity

1. Noun. Fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions.

Exact synonyms: Timidness, Timorousness
Generic synonyms: Fear, Fearfulness, Fright
Specialized synonyms: Cold Feet, Shyness, Diffidence, Self-distrust, Self-doubt
Derivative terms: Timid, Timid, Timid, Timid, Timid



2. Noun. Fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities.
Exact synonyms: Timorousness
Specialized synonyms: Faintheartedness, Faintness
Generic synonyms: Fearfulness
Attributes: Timid
Antonyms: Boldness
Derivative terms: Timid, Timid

Definition of Timidity

1. n. The quality or state of being timid; timorousness; timidness.

Definition of Timidity

1. Noun. shyness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Timidity

1. the quality of being timid [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Timidity

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timewaves
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timewise
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timeworker
timeworkers
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timeworn
timezone
timezones
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timider
timidest
timidities
timidity (current term)
timidly
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timing is everything
timings
timist
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timmers
timnodonic

Literary usage of Timidity

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1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"Weakness and timidity and inexperience would fall from him in that magic moment. Two great yellow caravans had halted one morning before the door ..."

2. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"Weakness and timidity and inexperience would fall from him in that magic moment. Two great yellow caravans had halted one morning before the door and men ..."

3. The Days of a Man: Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher, and Minor by David Starr Jordan (1922)
"For instance, I still recall a bewildering timidity whenever I went to Warsaw, Castile, Hermitage, and Perry, noisy towns where nobody knew me; ..."

4. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1902)
"timidity is an emotional phenomenon, he says, "which is not found in the domain of ... timidity takes on two forms ; the one occasional and intermittent, ..."

5. Mornings in the College Chapel: Short Addresses to Young Men on Personal by Francis Greenwood Peabody (1898)
"If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee ? Follow thou me." There is a great deal of this moral timidity in college life. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... feebleness, idiocy, timidity and fatigue. (4) Nasal.— The nasal is an impure twanging, head-tone with the resonance in the front nasal cavities. ..."

7. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1896)
"Meanwhile the Gothic blockade, into which the timidity siege was resolving itself, was of the feeblest and most siegers. inefficient kind. ..."

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