adjective tim·id \ˈti-məd\

: feeling or showing a lack of courage or confidence

Full Definition of TIMID

:  lacking in courage or self-confidence <a timid person>
:  lacking in boldness or determination <a timid policy>
ti·mid·i·ty \tə-ˈmi-də-tē\ noun
tim·id·ly \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
TIMIDNESS Defined for Kids


adjective tim·id \ˈti-məd\

Definition of TIMID for Kids

:  feeling or showing a lack of courage or self-confidence :  shy <a timid deer> <a timid smile>
tim·id·ly adverb
tim·id·ness noun


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