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timorous

[ tim-er-uhs ]
/ ˈtɪm ər əs /
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adjective
full of fear; fearful: The noise made them timorous.
subject to fear; timid.
characterized by or indicating fear: a timorous whisper.
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Origin of timorous

1400–50; late Middle English <Medieval Latin timōrōsus (Latin timōr- (stem of timor) fear + -ōsus-ous)

synonym study for timorous

1. See cowardly.

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British Dictionary definitions for timorous

timorous
/ (ˈtɪmərəs) /

adjective
fearful or timid
indicating fear or timidity

Derived forms of timorous

timorously, adverbtimorousness, noun

Word Origin for timorous

C15: from Old French temoros, from Medieval Latin timōrōsus, from Latin timor fear, from timēre to be afraid
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