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Wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous; not bold; fearful; shy. Poor is the triumph o'er the timid hare. (Thomson)

Synonym: fearful, timorous, afraid, cowardly, pusillanimous, faint-hearted, shrinking, retiring.

Timidly, Timidness.

Origin: L. Timidus, fr. Timere to fear; cf. Skr. Tam to become breathless, to become stupefief: cf. F. Timide.

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... cautiousness towards things or animals that are not proven to be safe, affected by the general mindset of the person in question (from curious to timid).

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im scared for my bearded dragon 2 questions.. plz help

... be a new lizard has caused it. A gravid female will also start getting really defensive. A long time with no handling will make them more and more timid so if you come back in like a week it will only be worse. Just pick it up calmly and make sure it knows youre not trying to do anything to it.

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