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1. timid

adjective. ['ˈtɪmɪd'] showing fear and lack of confidence.

Synonyms

  • coy
  • timorous
  • intimidated
  • timorousness
  • fearful
  • afraid
  • bashful
  • timidity
  • unadventurous
  • unassertive
  • mousy
  • trepid
  • cowardly
  • backward

Antonyms

  • forward
  • brave
  • boldness
  • unafraid
  • bold
  • assertive

Etymology

  • timide (French)
  • timidus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Timid

  • aramid
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  • humid
  • humid
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Example sentences of the word timid


1. Adjective
Blood parrots are timid cichlids that will spend a lot of their time hidden away behind plants or rocks.

Quotes containing the word timid


1. But as I was saying, from my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.
- Alicia Machado

2. I was a timid little guy when I was a kid. I used humor as a defense; I became the class clown. But deep inside, I felt real vulnerable.
- Mike Huckabee

3. Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, with Annotations - 1841-1844

2. timid

noun. ['ˈtɪmɪd'] people who are fearful and cautious.

Synonyms

  • people

Antonyms

  • noble
  • unalarming

Etymology

  • timide (French)
  • timidus (Latin)

3. timid

adjective. ['ˈtɪmɪd'] lacking conviction or boldness or courage.

Synonyms

  • fainthearted
  • fearful
  • faint
  • cowardly

Antonyms

  • achromatic
  • immodest
  • definite
  • fearlessness

Etymology

  • timide (French)
  • timidus (Latin)

4. timid

adjective. ['ˈtɪmɪd'] lacking self-confidence.

Synonyms

  • diffident
  • shy
  • confidence

Antonyms

  • diffidence
  • confidence
  • stoutheartedness
  • courage

Etymology

  • timide (French)
  • timidus (Latin)
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