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Definition of "timid" []

  • Lacking self-confidence; shy. (adjective)
  • Fearful and hesitant: problems that call for bold, not timid, responses. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "timid" in a sentence
  • "Elizabeth observed my agitation for some time in timid and fearful silence; but there was something in my glance which communicated terror to her, and trembling she asked, What is it that agitates you, my dear Victor?"
  • "Elizabeth observed my agitation for some time in timid and fearful silence; at length she said, What is it that agitates you, my dear Victor?"
  • "So saying, he called the timid followers and delivered the body into their hands."