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timid

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adjective tim·id \ˈti-məd\

Simple Definition of timid

  • : feeling or showing a lack of courage or confidence

Full Definition of timid

  1. 1 :  lacking in courage or self-confidence <a timid person>

  2. 2 :  lacking in boldness or determination <a timid policy>

ti·mid·i·ty play \tə-ˈmi-də-tē\ noun
tim·id·ly play \ˈti-məd-lē\ adverb
tim·id·ness noun

Examples of timid

  1. She's very timid and shy when meeting strangers.

  2. He gave her a timid smile.



Origin of timid

Latin timidus, from timēre to fear


First Known Use: 1549



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