Timorously
Timorous Tim"or*ous, a. [LL. timorosus, from L. timor fear; akin to timere to fear. See {Timid}.] 1. Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Indicating, or caused by, fear; as, timorous doubts. ``The timorous apostasy of chuchmen.'' --Milman. [1913 Webster] -- {Tim"or*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Tim"or*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • timorously — timorous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking in courage or confidence; nervous. DERIVATIVES timorously adverb timorousness noun. ORIGIN Latin timorosus, from timor fear …   English terms dictionary

  • timorously — adverb see timorous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • timorously — adverb In a timorous manner …   Wiktionary

  • timorously — adv. cowardly, timidly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • timorously — tim·o·rous·ly …   English syllables

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  • timorously — adverb in a timorous and trepid manner • Syn: ↑trepidly • Derived from adjective: ↑trepid (for: ↑trepidly), ↑timorous …   Useful english dictionary

  • timorous — timorously, adv. timorousness, n. /tim euhr euhs/, adj. 1. full of fear; fearful: The noise made them timorous. 2. subject to fear; timid. 3. characterized by or indicating fear: a timorous whisper. [1400 50; late ME < ML timorosus (L timor (s.… …   Universalium

  • trepidly — adverb in a timorous and trepid manner • Syn: ↑timorously • Derived from adjective: ↑trepid, ↑timorous (for: ↑timorously) * * * adverb see trepid …   Useful english dictionary

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