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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: timidus, from timere; TIMOROUS

timid

adjective
     
tim‧id
not having courage or confidence [= shy; ≠ confident]:
I was a timid child.
a policy that is both timid and inadequate
timidly adverb
timidity noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: shy WORD FOCUS: shy
similar words: timid, self-conscious, reserved, withdrawn, introverted


See also
shy

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