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/ ˈtɪm ɪd /
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adjective, tim·id·er, tim·id·est.
lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.
characterized by or indicating fear: a timid approach to a problem.
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Origin of timid
1540–50; <Latin timidus fearful, equivalent to tim(ēre) to fear + -idus-id4
synonym study for timid
1. See cowardly.
OTHER WORDS FROM timid
ti·mid·i·ty, tim·id·ness, nountim·id·ly, adverbo·ver·tim·id, adjectiveo·ver·tim·id·ly, adverb
o·ver·tim·id·ness, nouno·ver·ti·mid·i·ty, nounun·tim·id, adjectiveun·tim·id·ly, adverbun·tim·id·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for timid
/ (ˈtɪmɪd) /
easily frightened or upset, esp by human contact; shy
indicating shyness or fear
Derived forms of timidtimidity or timidness, nountimidly, adverb
Word Origin for timid
C16: from Latin timidus, from timēre to fear
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