What does timid mean?

Definitions for timid
ˈtɪm ɪdtimid

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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.

    Etymology: 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.]

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How to say timid in sign language?

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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. Jean Paul Friedrich Richter:

    A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

  2. Simon Flarity:

    A very loud firecracker, and he was not expecting it, whatever combination it was, it was enough to set his already being timid into a flight mode, and I haven't been able to find him since.

  3. Matthew Bryza:

    Russia’s goal in its lone mediation mission appears to be twofold: firstly, to repair its international reputation in relation to its debacle in Ukraine, and secondly to strengthen the impression in Armenia and Azerbaijan that Russia calls the shots in the South Caucasus, the fact that the U.S. administration is so absent and timid in its response has the impact of ceding the strategic field in the South Caucasus to Russia. This can have profound and dangerous consequences in Syria, Ukraine, and far beyond.

  4. Paul Pogba:

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

  5. 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.

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