adjective, tim·id·er, tim·id·est.
- timing belt,
- timing chain,
- timing gear
Origin of timid
Examples from the Web for timidity
Mailer would argue, for example, that timidity does more harm to the novelist than donning a mask of extreme self-confidence.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
American timidity towards Israel has certainly earned his criticism.Partition Skepticism and the Future of the Peace Process|Avner Inbar, Assaf Sharon|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They like boldness and despise the appearance of timidity and protracted doubt.
There were those who lagged behind out of incomprehension, political calculation, or timidity.
She contrasted its timidity with a bellicose anti-Hagel salvo from the Christian-right group Concerned Women for America.The GOP’s Steep Descent Into Extreme Politics and Doctrine|Peter Beinart|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A genteel-looking young woman, who was superintending the operation, stood her ground, but with some timidity.The Antiquary, Complete|Sir Walter Scott
A brief summary of Mr. Buchanans conduct affords a most singular exhibition of mingled imbecility, timidity, and disingenuousness.The Life of Jefferson Davis|Frank H. Alfriend
I had got into a net through my own timidity and weakness, and I did not see how to get out of it.Curious, if True|Elizabeth Gaskell
His timidity is betrayed by the very modesty of his canvases, which scarcely exceed two yards.Fromentin|Georges Beaume
There was no shuffling, no disguise, no timidity in his language.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66|John Lothrop Motley
Word Origin for timid
1540s, from Middle French timide "easily frightened, shy," from Latin timidus "fearful," from timere "to fear." Related: Timidly; timidness.