Timid

Tim"id

(?), a. [L. timidus, fr. timere to fear; cf. Skr. tam to become breathless, to become stupefief: cf. F. timide.] Wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous; not bold; fearful; shy.
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Poor is the triumph o'er the timid hare.
Thomson.
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Syn. -- Fearful; timorous; afraid; cowardly; pusillanimous; faint-hearted; shrinking; retiring.
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-- Tim"id*ly, adv. -- Tim"id*ness, n.
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