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timorous

tim·or·ous

timorous

 
 
pronunciation:
tI m rs
part of speech: adjective
definition: showing or marked by fear; fearful; timid.
She had always been a timorous child, but performing on stage helped her become more confident.
synonyms:
afraid, faint, fearful, frightened, pusillanimous, scared, shy, timid, tremulous
antonyms:
assured, confident, fearless
similar words:
coward, coy, fainthearted, retiring
derivations: timorously (adv.), timorousness (n.)