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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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>

timidity

play \tə-ˈmi-də-tē\ noun

timidly

play \ˈti-məd-lē\ adverb

timidness

noun

Examples of timid in a sentence

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

  2. He gave her a timid smile.



Origin and Etymology of timid

Latin timidus, from timēre to fear


First Known Use: 1549


TIMID Defined for Kids

timid

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adjective tim·id \ˈti-məd\

Definition of timid for Students

  1. :  feeling or showing a lack of courage or self-confidence :  shy <a timid deer> <a timid smile>

timidly

adverb

timidness

noun




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