Definition of timid in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtɪmɪd

adjective (timider, timidest)



Pronunciation: /-ˈmɪdɪti/
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  • I held her eyes, seeing the fright, the timidity, the love.
  • It was almost one of extreme excitement, nervousness, and timidity whipped together.
  • When we restrict and control conversation in the community, we communicate anxiety and timidity.


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  • Bella took a hesitant forward before timidly trying to walk down the runway.
  • She studied the bird carefully as it walked timidly towards her, and nudged her.
  • Newcomers timidly sit down next to oldtimers as scores for this year's works are excitedly passed down the rows.


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  • However, I think I can get over my timidness for this.
  • I want to follow up on that point by looking at the extraordinary timidness that has characterized recent liberal political tactics.
  • It brings Edward's emotional timidness to the forefront, as well as evoking the fairy tale nature and fantastic, exaggerated tone of the film.


mid 16th century: from Latin timidus, from timere 'to fear'.

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