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Definition 1: people who are fearful and cautious - [noun denoting group]

Samples where timid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • whitewater rafting is not for the timid

Synonyms for timid in the sense of this definition

(timid is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Definition 2: showing fear and lack of confidence - [adjective denoting all]

(timid is similar to ...) self-consciously timid

"I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"

(timid is similar to ...) quiet and timid and ineffectual

(timid is similar to ...) made timid or fearful as by threats

(timid is similar to ...) timid by nature or revealing timidity

"timorous little mouse" "in a timorous tone" "cast fearful glances at the large dog"

(timid is similar to ...) modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures

"like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"

(means also ...) lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

"cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"

(means also ...) (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature

"a backward lover"

(means also ...) inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence

"a shy unassertive person"

(means also ...) filled with fear or apprehension

"afraid even to turn his head" "suddenly looked afraid" "afraid for his life" "afraid of snakes" "afraid to ask questions"

(means also ...) lacking in boldness

(... are attributes of timid) fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities

Definition 3: lacking self-confidence - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where timid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stood in the doorway diffident and abashed
  • problems that call for bold not timid responses
  • a very unsure young man

Synonyms for timid in the sense of this definition

(... are attributes of timid) a feeling of trust (in someone or something)

"I have confidence in our team" "confidence is always borrowed, never owned"

Definition 4: lacking conviction or boldness or courage - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where timid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • faint heart ne'er won fair lady

Synonyms for timid in the sense of this definition

(timid is similar to ...) lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

"cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"

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