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
British Dictionary definitions for timid
Word Origin for timid
Word Origin and History for timid
1540s, from Middle French timide "easily frightened, shy," from Latin timidus "fearful," from timere "to fear." Related: Timidly; timidness.