Etymology
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timid (adj.)

1540s, from French timide "easily frightened, shy" (16c.) and directly from Latin timidus "fearful, afraid, cowardly," from timere "to fear," a word of uncertain origin. Related: Timidly; timidness.

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Definitions of timid
1
timid (adj.)
showing fear and lack of confidence;
timid (adj.)
lacking conviction or boldness or courage;
Synonyms: faint / fainthearted / faint-hearted
timid (adj.)
lacking self-confidence;
problems that call for bold not timid responses
Synonyms: diffident / shy / unsure
2
timid (n.)
people who are fearful and cautious;
whitewater rafting is not for the timid
Synonyms: cautious
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