people who are fearful and cautious
"whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
showing fear and lack of confidence
diffident, shy, timid, unsure(adj)
"stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted(adj)
lacking conviction or boldness or courage
"faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
Lacking in courage or confidence.
John's a very timid person. I'll doubt he'll be brave enough to face his brother.
Origin: From timide, from timidus, from timeo.
wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous; not bold; fearful; shy
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. timidus—timēre, to fear.]
The numerical value of timid in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of timid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of timid in a Sentence
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
Happiness hates the timid So does science
Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.
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- tímidCatalan, Valencian
- nesmělý, bojácnýCzech
- ujo, säikky, arka, pelokasFinnish
- craintive, craintif, timideFrench
- gealtach, sgàthach, diùidScottish Gaelic
- आसानी से डरनेवालाHindi
- impaurito, timido, pavidoItalian
- timidus, pavidus, meticulosusLatin
- schuchter, timide, bedeesd, schroomvalligDutch
- робкий, застенчивыйRussian
- blyg, timidSwedish
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