Definition of Timid

1. Noun. People who are fearful and cautious. "Whitewater rafting is not for the timid"

Exact synonyms: Cautious
Generic synonyms: People
Derivative terms: Cautious
Antonyms: Brave



2. Adjective. Showing fear and lack of confidence.

3. Adjective. Lacking self-confidence. "A very unsure young man"
Exact synonyms: Diffident, Shy, Unsure
Attributes: Confidence
Antonyms: Confident
Derivative terms: Diffidence, Shyness, Timidness

4. Adjective. Lacking conviction or boldness or courage. "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
Exact synonyms: Faint, Faint-hearted, Fainthearted
Similar to: Cowardly, Fearful
Derivative terms: Faintness, Faintheartedness, Timidity, Timidness

Definition of Timid

1. a. Wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous; not bold; fearful; shy.

Definition of Timid

1. Adjective. Lacking in courage or confidence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Timid

1. lacking courage or self-confidence [adj -IDER, -IDEST] : TIMIDLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Timid

1. Wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous; not bold; fearful; shy. "Poor is the triumph o'er the timid hare." (Thomson) Synonym: Fearful, timorous, afraid, cowardly, pusillanimous, faint-hearted, shrinking, retiring. Tim"idly, Tim"idness. Origin: L. Timidus, fr. Timere to fear; cf. Skr. Tam to become breathless, to become stupefief: cf. F. Timide. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Timid

timewarps
timewaster
timewasters
timewasting
timewave
timewaves
timeweighted
timewise
timework
timeworker
timeworkers
timeworks
timeworn
timezone
timezones
timid (current term)
timider
timidest
timidities
timidity
timidly
timidness
timidnesses
timidous
timing
timing belt
timing belts
timing is everything
timings
timist

Literary usage of Timid

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1. History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné, Henry Beveridge (1846)
"3 The timid man was anxious for speech, the strong man wished to be silent. It was because Luther discerned a power not visible to the eyes of his friend. ..."

2. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (1895)
"RECOGNITION A timid GIRL VII withdrew into the shade. She scarcely knew whether most to be amused at the singularity of the meeting, or to be concerned at ..."

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