adjective, tim·id·er, tim·id·est.
- timing belt,
- timing chain,
- timing gear
Origin of timid
Examples from the Web for timidly
The quartet is presented with a pitcher of syrup, which the waiter advises we apply “temperately, but not timidly.”
"He is the member for North Northamptonshire," I timidly replied.
To-day I timidly approached one of the ferocious looking animals he writes about.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah|William G. Burn Murdoch
She was gone, but in passing him she had timidly caressed his shoulder.Tales of the Five Towns|Arnold Bennett
Word Origin for timid
1540s, from Middle French timide "easily frightened, shy," from Latin timidus "fearful," from timere "to fear." Related: Timidly; timidness.