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Definition of "timorous" []

  • Full of apprehensiveness; timid. (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 "timorous" in a sentence
  • "Where our difficulties lie, and what prompts the fears of the timorous, is in the fact that we have not made commensurate advances in every sector of human knowledge."
  • "There is, indeed, a kind of timorous atheism in the man who dares not trust God to render all efforts to interpret his Word—and what is criticism but interpretation?"
  • "A divided Europe, which includes a timorous Germany and an Italy preoccupied with the prime minister's bunga bunga parties, will yield."