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.
Etymology: 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
Each day counted literally while she was in quarantine, the whole team of experts and vets spent (almost a month) with her, she did not even know how to eat and was very timid.
When they start, they are so timid, (Now) the confidence they have, it's just beyond words. It's the most beautiful thing.
I want us to be able when we walk out this door to say we couldn't think of anything else that we didn't try to do, that we didn't shy away from a challenge because it was hard. That we weren't timid or got tired or somehow thinking about the next thing because there is no next thing.
Seeing the way she’s been acting — not so much angry, but you can tell she’s just kind of like a little scared and timid and doesn’t know what to think of everything, because everybody has been showing up around the area, it is exciting, it’s a new life, you know, so it’s very exciting, but at the other end, she needs her privacy.
It is not the critic that counts not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or the doer of deeds could have 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 and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming but he who does actually strive to do the deed who knows the great devotion 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 while daring greatly, knows that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls, who know neither victory nor defeat.
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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
- נחבא אל הכליםHebrew
- timidus, pavidus, meticulosusLatin
- schuchter, timide, bedeesd, schroomvalligDutch
- робкий, застенчивыйRussian
- blyg, timidSwedish
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