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timidity

noun

1 timidity

Fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions.

synonyms: timidness, timorousness.

Roget 881: modesty; humility etc. 879; diffidence, timidity; retiring disposition; unobtrusiveness; bashfulness etc. adj.; mauvaise honte [Fr.]; blush, blushing; ... show more

Roget 475: uncertainty, incertitude, doubt; doubtfulness etc. adj.; dubiety, dubitation, dubitancy, dubitousness.    hesitation, suspense; perplexity, embarrassment, ... show more

Roget 605: irresolution, infirmity of purpose, indecision; indetermination, undetermination; unsettlement; uncertainty etc. 475; demur, suspense; hesitating etc. v., ... show more

Roget 860: fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence; apprehensiveness, fearfulness etc. adj.; solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving; feeze [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 862: cowardice, pusillanimity; cowardliness etc. adj.; timidity, effeminacy.    poltroonery, baseness; dastardness, dastardy; abject fear, funk; ... show more



2 timidity

Fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities.

synonym: timorousness.

Polish: pierzchliwość, płochliwość


Moby thesaurus: afraidness, bashfulness, chicken-liveredness, chickenheartedness, confusion, cowardice, cowardliness, coyness, demureness, demurity, diffidence, embarrassment, faintheart, faintheartedness, fear, fearfulness, henheartedness, jumpiness, lily-liveredness, milksopism ... show more.

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