Definitions for timidˈtɪm ɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tim•idˈtɪm ɪd(adj.)-er; -est.

  1. lacking in self-assurance, courage, or boldness; timorous; shy.

  2. indicating fear or lack of assurance:

    a timid manner.

Origin of timid:

1540–50; < L timidus fearful =tim(ēre) to fear +-idus -id4


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. timid(adjective)ˈtɪm ɪd

    shy or nervous

    a timid little girl


  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

Translations for timid

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


easily frightened; nervous; shy

A mouse is a timid creature.

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