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Timid

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timid

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.