Etymology
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timidity (n.)

1590s, from Latin timiditas "fearfulness, faint-heartedness, cowardice," from timidus "fearful, afraid" (see timid).

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Definitions of timidity

timidity (n.)
fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions;
Synonyms: timidness / timorousness
timidity (n.)
fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities;
Synonyms: timorousness
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