timid

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From Middle French timide, from Latin timidus ‎(full of fear, fearful, timid), from timeo ‎(I fear).

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timid ‎(comparative timider, superlative timidest)

  1. Lacking in courage or confidence.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, The China Governess[1]:
      When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. […]. The captive made no resistance and came not only quietly but in a series of eager little rushes like a timid dog on a choke chain.
    John's a very timid person. I'll doubt he'll be brave enough to face his brother.

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timid m, n

  1. timid

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