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timid

noun

1 timid

People who are fearful and cautious:
— Whitewater rafting is not for the timid.

synonym: cautious.



adjective

1 timid

Showing fear and lack of confidence.

Roget 605: irresolute, infirm of purpose, double-minded, half-hearted; undecided, unresolved, undetermined; shilly-shally; fidgety, tremulous; hesitating etc. v.; off one's balance; ... show more

2 timid

Lacking self-confidence:
— Problems that call for bold not timid responses.

synonyms: diffident, shy, unsure.

Roget 860: fearing etc. v.; frightened etc. v.; in fear, in a fright etc. n.; haunted with the fear of etc. n.; afeard.    ... show more

Roget 862: coward, cowardly; fearful, shy; timid, timorous; skittish; poor-spirited, spiritless, soft, effeminate.    weak-minded; infirm of purpose etc. ... show more

Roget 881: modest, diffident; humble etc. 879; timid, timorous, bashful; shy, nervous, skittish, coy, sheepish, shamefaced, ... show more

3 timid

Lacking conviction or boldness or courage.

synonyms: faint, faint-hearted, fainthearted.


Moby thesaurus: afraid, apprehensive, bashful, cautious, chicken, chickenhearted, confused, conscious, coward, cowardly, cowed, coy, craven, daunted, demure, demurring, diffident, dismayed, fainthearted, faltering ... show more.

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