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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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. Kakenya Ntaiya:

    When they start, they are so timid, (Now) the confidence they have, it's just beyond words. It's the most beautiful thing.

  2. Paul Pogba:

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

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    In the course of lifetime, you will meet many people who will misconstrue your gentle manners with weakness, and try to either take advantage of you, or intimidate you. You must be strong, as strong as the Diamond, while dealing with such predatory people. You must show them by your words and actions that your gentleness is not weakness that can be pushed around. You must make them realize that your compassion, kindness and humility mustn't be mistaken as passive or meek behavior. In my view, week, timid and spineless are those predatory people, who lack strength and courage; while you are the one with true inner strength and tremendous courage - because it is the Gentleness that is indeed founded on strength and prompted by Love. Stay gentle, kind, compassionate and yet extremely strong - because you are the Diamond, and you must maintain your character.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.

  5. Rushan Abbas:

    I am saddened by the timid response of the world community, world leaders, who should be defenders of the freedom and democracy, where is the outrage against such horrendous, repugnant catastrophe that's happening on our watch ?

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