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Definitions for timid
ˈtɪm ɪdtimid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. timid, cautiousadjective

    people who are fearful and cautious

    "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"

  2. timidadjective

    showing fear and lack of confidence

  3. diffident, shy, timid, unsureadjective

    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-heartedadjective

    lacking conviction or boldness or courage

    "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

Wiktionary

  1. timidadjective

    Lacking in courage or confidence.

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

    Etymology: From timide, from timidus, from timeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Timidadjective

    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.]

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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

Examples of timid in a Sentence

  1. Brian Quintana:

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

  2. 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.

  3. Mark Levin:

    Ted Cruz is the most conservative candidate running, the most consistently conservative candidate running, i think Ted Cruz is a rock star. Cruz is like the conscience of a conservative in a Senate that is gutless, timid and cowardly.

  4. Eugene O'Neill:

    Happiness hates the timid So does science

  5. Paul Pogba:

    NG is always very reserved, very calm and very timid, except when he is playing cards.

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