- (Scotland) Easily frightened; timorous.
- 1822, [Walter Scott], The Pirate. […], volume (please specify |volume=I, II, or III), Edinburgh: […] [James Ballantyne and Co.] for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co., OCLC 779274973:
- Maister Mordaunt , is as tender as ony man's in my degree ; but she is something of a timorsome nature , cannot abide angry folk
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for timorsome in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)