adjective, tim·id·er, tim·id·est.
Origin of timid
Examples from the Web for timid
Could the (thus far) timid trembling give way to a full-on, grand mal seizure?26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas|James Joiner|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He largely agreed with Lieberman but considered Netanyahu too timid towards the Palestinians.Goodbye to Israel’s Lousy Government (Let’s Hope the Next One Isn’t Worse)|Alon Ben-Meir|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when I arrive at the entrance, the timid gatekeeper tells me—without explanation—that I can no longer speak with him.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even the most timid and shaky of the puppies looks determined and confident in slo-mo.
SO THAT HIS PLACE SHALL NEVER BE WITH THOSE COLD AND TIMID SOULS WHO NEITHER KNOW VICTORY NOR DEFEAT.
Here are only gabblers and timid cowards; there stood armed men ready to go to death.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
Sham Rao cast a furtive, timid look round him; and his voice, when he answered our questions, was somewhat tremulous.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
Bleating like the fawn they would draw the timid dam to her death.Daniel Boone|John S. C. Abbott
So far all the belligerent Governments have taxed on the timid side.What is Coming?|H. G. Wells
She stopped before the table, timid and shrinking as though she felt a presentiment of danger, but making an effort to smile.The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse|Vicente Blasco Ibanez