Timidness
Timid Tim"id, a. [L. timidus, fr. timere to fear; cf. Skr. tam to become breathless, to become stupefief: cf. F. timide.] Wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous; not bold; fearful; shy. [1913 Webster]

Poor is the triumph o'er the timid hare. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Fearful; timorous; afraid; cowardly; pusillanimous; faint-hearted; shrinking; retiring. [1913 Webster] -- {Tim"id*ly}, adv. -- {Tim"id*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • timidness — timid ► ADJECTIVE (timider, timidest) ▪ lacking in courage or confidence. DERIVATIVES timidity noun timidly adverb timidness noun. ORIGIN Latin timidus, from timere to fear …   English terms dictionary

  • timidness — noun see timid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • timidness — noun The property of being timid. His timidiness prevented him from challenge authority or asking his boss for a raise. Syn: timidity …   Wiktionary

  • timidness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. An awkwardness or lack of self confidence in the presence of others: backwardness, bash fulness, coyness, retiringness, shyness, timidity. See RESTRAINT. 2. The act of hesitating or state of being hesitant:… …   English dictionary for students

  • timidness — n. shyness; fearfulness, lack of courage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • timidness — tim·id·ness …   English syllables

  • timidness — noun fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions • Syn: ↑timidity, ↑timorousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑timid (for: ↑timorousness), ↑timid, ↑timid ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • shyness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. bashfulness, reserve, timidity, modesty, timorousness, timidness, coyness, demureness, sheepishness, diffidence, apprehension, backwardness, nervousness, insecurity, reticence, stage fright, mike fright*; see also restraint …   English dictionary for students

  • timidity — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Fear] Syn. fearfulness, cowardliness, softness; see cowardice , fear 2 . 2. [Reserve] Syn. calmness, shyness, quiet; see reserve 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. An awkwardness or lack of self confidence in the presence …   English dictionary for students

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