She contrasted its timidity with a bellicose anti-Hagel salvo from the Christian-right group Concerned Women for America.
She contrasted its timidity with a bellicose anti-Hagel salvo from the Christian-right group, Concerned Women for America.
There were those who lagged behind out of incomprehension, political calculation, or timidity.
He characterized both as having “a lack of sophistication and high degree of timidity” when it came to financial crime.
Now GM, its stockholders, dealers, workers, indeed, the entire nation, are paying the price of this timidity.
Barbara knew that his earnestness was genuine, but the timidity and hesitancy of the big fellow amused her.
"Your stammering is only the effect of timidity," answered Madeleine, soothingly.
They look upon each other for the first time, and the little girl scarcely sees him now for her timidity.
Emma, no doubt, did not notice his silent attentions or his timidity.
Oh, yes, we've heard a great deal all our lives about the timidity and the sensitiveness of women.
1540s, from Middle French timide "easily frightened, shy," from Latin timidus "fearful," from timere "to fear." Related: Timidly; timidness.