What does timid mean?

Definitions for timidˈtɪm ɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word timid.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. timid, cautious(adj)

    people who are fearful and cautious

    "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"

  2. timid(adj)

    showing fear and lack of confidence

  3. diffident, shy, timid, unsure(adj)

    lacking self-confidence

    "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"

  4. faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted(adj)

    lacking conviction or boldness or courage

    "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

Wiktionary

  1. timid(Adjective)

    Lacking in courage or confidence.

    John's a very timid person. I'll doubt he'll be brave enough to face his brother.

  2. Origin: From timide, from timidus, from timeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Timid(adj)

    wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous; not bold; fearful; shy

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Timid

    tim′id, adj. fearful: wanting courage: faint-hearted.—n. Timid′ity, quality or state of being timid: want of courage.—adv. Tim′idly.—n. Tim′idness.—adv. Timorō′so (mus.), timid, hesitating, to be so rendered.—adj. Tim′orous, timid: indicating fear.—adv. Tim′orously.—n. Tim′orousness.—adj. Tim′orsome (Scot.), easily frightened. [Fr.,—L. timidustimēre, to fear.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of timid in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of timid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

  2. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

    We can not be timid in addressing this problem, and I am a mayor that does not shy away from our city's big challenges.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

  4. Hassan Hassan:

    Except for the timid idea by de Mistura, no one has been talking about a political solution in Syria, so you have only heard about the local freezes and the Russia talks.

  5. President Benigno Aquino:

    I am in God's hands, if anything should happen to me, I have told the Lord, I ask you only to give me the grace that it doesn't hurt because I am not courageous when confronted with pain. I am very timid.

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