timid

  • 1 timid — TIMÍD, Ă, timizi, de, adj. (Despre oameni; adesea substantivat) Lipsit de îndrăzneală, de încredere în sine; sfios, ruşinos; (despre însuşirile sau acţiunile oamenilor) care dovedeşte, trădează o astfel de fire. – Din fr. timide, lat. timidus.… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 timid — timid, *timorous both mean so fearful and apprehensive as to hesitate or hold back. Timid stresses lack of courage and daring and usually implies extreme cautiousness and fearfulness of change or of venture into the unknown or uncertain {a timid… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 timid — [adj] shy afraid, ambivalent, apprehensive, badgered, bashful, browbeaten, bullied, capricious, cowardly, cowed, cowering, coy, daunted, demure, diffident, fainthearted, fearful, feeble, frightened, gentle, having cold feet*, humble, intimidated …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 timid — [tim′id] adj. [L timidus < timere, to fear] 1. easily frightened; lacking self confidence; shy; timorous 2. showing fear or lack of self confidence; hesitant [a timid reply] SYN. AFRAID timidity [tə mid′ə tē] n. timidness timidly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Timīd — (lat.), schüchtern, zaghaft …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Timid — Timīd (lat.), furchtsam, schüchtern, zaghaft …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Timid — Timid, vom lat. timidus, furchtsam, schüchtern; Timidität, Furchtsamkeit …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9 timid — index diffident, hesitant, irresolute, recreant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 timid — (adj.) 1540s, from M.Fr. timide easily frightened, shy, from L. timidus fearful, from timere to fear. Related: Timidly; timidness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 timid — [[t]tɪ̱mɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Timid people are shy, nervous, and have no courage or confidence in themselves. A timid child, Isabella had learned obedience at an early age. Ant: confident Derived words: timidity [[t]tɪmɪ̱dɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT She… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 timid — tim|id [ˈtımıd] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: timidus, from timere; TIMOROUS] not having courage or confidence = ↑shy ≠ ↑confident ▪ I was a timid child. ▪ a policy that is both timid and inadequate >timidly adv >timidity… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 timid — tim|id [ tımıd ] adjective shy and nervous: She gave me a timid smile. a timid animal ╾ ti|mid|i|ty [ tı mıdəti ] noun uncount ╾ tim|id|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 timid — adjective Etymology: Latin timidus, from timēre to fear Date: 1549 1. lacking in courage or self confidence < a timid person > 2. lacking in boldness or determination < a timid policy > • timidity noun • timidly …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 timid — • blyg, förlägen, generad, skygg, hämmad, timid, förvirrad • försynt, taktfull, hänsynsfull, finkänslig, blygsam, modest, timid • blyg, förlägen, generad, skygg, hämmad, förvirrad …

    Svensk synonymlexikon

  • 17 timid — adjective not having courage or confidence: a timid smile | a policy that is both timid and inadequate timidly adverb timidity /ti mIditi/ noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 timid — UK [ˈtɪmɪd] / US adjective shy and nervous She gave me a timid smile. a timid animal Derived words: timidity UK [tɪˈmɪdətɪ] / US noun uncountable timidly adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 19 timid — timidity, timidness, n. timidly, adv. /tim id/, adj., timider, timidest. 1. lacking in self assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy. 2. characterized by or indicating fear: a timid approach to a problem. [1540 50; < L… …

    Universalium

  • 20 timid — adjective /tɪmɪd/ Lacking in courage or confidence. Johns a very timid person. Ill doubt hell be brave enough to face his brother. Syn: fearful, timorous, shy Ant: daredevil …

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