Definition of Timorous

1. Adjective. Timid by nature or revealing timidity. "Cast fearful glances at the large dog"

Exact synonyms: Fearful, Trepid
Similar to: Timid
Derivative terms: Timorousness, Timorousness



Definition of Timorous

1. a. Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage.

Definition of Timorous

1. Adjective. fearful, afraid, timid ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Timorous

1. fearful [adj] - See also: fearful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Timorous

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timocracies
timocracy
timocrat
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timocratical
timocrats
timolol
timolol maleate
timolols
timon
timoneer
timoneers
timons
timophilia
timorous (current term)
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timothies
timothy
timothy-hay bacillus
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Literary usage of Timorous

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1. The Sunday at Home by Religious Tract Society, Religious Tract Society (Great Britain) (1891)
"Oh, the price we of the timorous family pay in deferring to its demands, ... The last argument Mrs. timorous uses is the one which, to judge from her name ..."

2. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"timorous. Wert. TIMBER-TASTER. A person in a dockyard who examines timber and pronounces it fit ... timorous. (1) Difficult to please ¬°uncertain; fretful. ..."

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