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timid (showing fear, lack)

Definition:

showing fear and lack of confidence

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

timidity | timidness

Derivative:

timidly

Comparatives:

more timid | timider

Superlatives:

most timid | timidest

Similar to:

bashful | coy | fearful | intimidated | mousy

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Described by:

timidity

Etymology:

Middle French timide "easily frightened, shy", from Latin timidus "fearful",...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of timid...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

timid | shy [synonym, sense-specific] | timidity [derived] | timidness [noun, derived]

easily frightened or upset, especially by human contact; shy | indicating shyness or fear (13 of 402 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/timid

Merriam-Webster:

timid | fainthearted [synonym, sense-specific] | fearful [synonym, sense-specific] | fearsome [synonym, sense-specific] | mousy [synonym, sense-specific] | scary [synonym, sense-specific] | skittish [synonym, sense-specific] | shy [synonym, sense-specific] | timorous [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

lacking in courage or self-confidence | lacking in boldness or determination (10 of 163 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/timid

Oxford Dictionary:

timid | timider [comparative] | timidest [superlative] | timidity [derived] | timidly [derived] | timidness [derived]

showing a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened (9 of 65 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/timid

Cambridge Dictionary:

timid | timidity [noun, derived] | timidly [adverb, derived]

shy and nervous; without much confidence; easily frightened (8 of 42 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/timid

Macmillan British Dictionary:

timid | timidity [noun, uncountable, related] | timidly [adverb, related]

shy and nervous (3 of 38 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/timid

New World Dictionary:

timid | timidity [related] | timidly [adverb, related]

easily frightened; lacking self-confidence; shy; timorous | showing fear or lack of self-confidence; hesitant (13 of 33 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/timid

American Heritage Dictionary:

timid | timider [comparative] | timidest [superlative] | timidity [noun, related] | timidness [noun, related] | timidly [adverb, related]

Lacking self-confidence; shy. | Fearful and hesitant (6 of 31 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/timid

Random House Dictionary:

timid | timider [comparative] | timidest [superlative]

lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy. | characterized by or indicating fear. (15 of 30 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/timid

Wiktionary:

timid | fearful [synonym] | timorous [synonym] | shy [synonym] | timider [comparative] | timidest [superlative] | pigeon-hearted [superlative] | chicken-hearted [superlative]

Lacking in courage or confidence. (5 of 9 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/timid

Wikipedia:

Self-confidence

relates to self-assuredness in one's personal judgment, ability, power, etc., sometimes manifested excessively. Professor Raj Persaud posits that true self-confidence comes from an attitude where you: Self-esteem has been directly connected to an ... (33 of 848 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Self-confidence

Encarta Dictionary:

timid

demonstrating a lack of courage or self-assurance (7 of 39 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861720383​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

timid

First use: 1540s

Origin: Middle French timide "easily frightened, shy", from Latin timidus "fearful", from timere "to fear".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=timid

Wiktionary:

timid

Origin: French timide, from Latin timidus ("full of fear, fearful, timid"), from timeo ("I fear").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/timid

Collins Dictionary:

timid

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin timidus, from timēre to fear

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/timid

Oxford Dictionary:

timid | timider [comparative] | timidest [superlative]

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: Latin timidus, from timere "to fear"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/timid

Merriam-Webster:

timid

First use: 1549

Origin: Latin timidus, from timēre to fear

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/timid

New World Dictionary:

timid

Origin: Latin timidus from timere, to fear

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/timid

American Heritage Dictionary:

timid | timider [comparative] | timidest [superlative]

Origin: Latin timidus, from timēre, to fear.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/timid

Encarta Dictionary:

timid

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: Directly or via French from Latin timidus "fearful" from timere "to fear"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861720383​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

timid

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "timid"

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Collins Dictionary:

timid

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "timid"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/timid

Cambridge Dictionary:

timid

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "timid"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "timid"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/timid

Macmillan British Dictionary:

timid

Audio: British English pronunciation of "timid"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/timid

Macmillan American Dictionary:

timid

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www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/timid

the Free Dictionary:

timid

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "timid"

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Google Dictionary:

timid | timider [comparative] | timidest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "timid"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

timid

Audio: North American pronunciation of "timid"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=timid​001 word=timid

YourDictionary Audio:

timid

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "timid" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

timid

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "timid" by speech synthesizer

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