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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: timoureux, from Medieval Latin timorosus, from Latin timor 'fear', from timere 'to be afraid'

timorous

adjective
     
tim‧o‧rous formal
lacking confidence and easily frightened [= fearful]:
She was no helpless, timorous female.
timorously adverb
timorousness noun [uncountable]

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