- timor pony,
- timor sea,
- timothy grass,
- timothy hay bacillus
Origin of timorous
Examples from the Web for timorous
Forget about the Second Amendment—the gun lobby, abetted by timorous Republicans, is trying to privatize law and order.Pro-Gun Absolutism: The Gun Lobby’s Push to Privatize Law and Order|Will Marshall|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Alas, the sad truth is that the CIA, despite its Bourne Identity reputation, has become a timorous, risk-averse bureaucracy.
The CIA, despite its cowboy image, is in fact in many ways a timorous, risk-averse bureaucracy.
The señora looked again at the atom; she held out a timorous finger to him.Leerie|Ruth Sawyer
Except when backed by the braves of other bands, therefore, the Apache Yumas were fearful and timorous on the trail.An Apache Princess|Charles King
The timorous, odorous violet must be sprouting on the damp ground yonder under the alders!The Torrent|Vicente Blasco Ibaez
The hyæna is of a timorous nature, seldom, if ever, showing fight.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
Thus spake honest Walter, who was, as I have said, ever timorous where my lady was concerned; but at his words she shook her head.Tales From Scottish Ballads|Elizabeth W. Grierson
Word Origin for timorous
mid-15c., from Old French temeros (14c.), from Medieval Latin timorosus "fearful," from Latin timor "fear," from timere "to fear." Some early sense confused by mistaken identification with Middle English temerous "rash" (see temerity). Related: Timorously; timorousness.