Timorousness
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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