Simple Definition of timorous
: easily frightened
Full Definition of timorous
1 : of a timid disposition : fearful <reproached myself with being so timorous and cautious — Daniel Defoe>
2 : expressing or suggesting timidity <proceed with doubtful and timorous steps — Edward Gibbon>
Examples of timorous
a shy and timorous teenager
He spoke with a timorous voice.
Origin of timorous
Middle English, from Medieval Latin timorosus, from Latin timor fear, from timēre to fear
First Known Use: 15th century
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