[ ti-mid-i-tee ]
/ tɪˈmɪd ɪ ti /
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the state or quality of lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery:The stakes are too high for the officials charged with making decisions to succumb to timidity and refuse to act.
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Sometimes tim·id·ness [tim-id-nis] /ˈtɪm ɪd nɪs/ .
Origin of timidity
OTHER WORDS FROM timidityo·ver·tim·id·ness, nouno·ver·ti·mid·i·ty, nounun·tim·id·ness, noun
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