What does timid mean?

Definitions for timid
ˈtɪm ɪdtimid

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.]

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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. Sallust, Roman historian and politician (c. 86-c. 35 B.C.):

    Necessity makes even the timid brave.

  2. Eugene O'Neill:

    Happiness hates the timid So does science

  3. Author Unknown:

    Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

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

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

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

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