adjective tim·o·rous \ˈti-mə-rəs, ˈtim-rəs\

: easily frightened

Full Definition of TIMOROUS

:  of a timid disposition :  fearful <reproached myself with being so timorous and cautious — Daniel Defoe>
:  expressing or suggesting timidity <proceed with doubtful and timorous steps — Edward Gibbon>
tim·o·rous·ly adverb
tim·o·rous·ness noun

Examples of TIMOROUS

  1. a shy and timorous teenager
  2. 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
TIMOROUSNESS Defined for Kids


adjective tim·o·rous \ˈti-mə-rəs\

Definition of TIMOROUS for Kids

:  easily frightened :  fearful
tim·o·rous·ly adverb


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