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timid

tim·id

timid

 
 
pronunciation:
tI mihd
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: hesitant to engage in social contact or draw public attention; shy.
synonyms:
bashful, diffident, retiring, shy
antonyms:
assertive, bold, brazen, confident
similar words:
coy, demure, meek, mousy, reserved, self-conscious, shrinking
definition 2: hesitant to face danger or difficulties; fearful.
synonyms:
fainthearted, fearful, shy, timorous
antonyms:
adventurous, audacious, bold, daring, dauntless, nervy, plucky, spunky
similar words:
afraid, apprehensive, chicken-hearted, coward, cowardly, faint, frightened, hesitant, lily-livered, pusillanimous, scared, spineless, weak-kneed
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derivations: timidly (adv.), timidity (n.), timidness (n.)
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