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NOUN (1)

1. people who are fearful and cautious;
- Example: "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
[syn: timid, cautious]


ADJECTIVE (3)

1. showing fear and lack of confidence;

2. lacking self-confidence;
- Example: "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"
- Example: "problems that call for bold not timid responses"
- Example: "a very unsure young man"
[syn: diffident, shy, timid, unsure]

3. lacking conviction or boldness or courage;
- Example: "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
[syn: faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Poor is the triumph o'er the timid hare. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] Syn: Fearful; timorous; afraid; cowardly; pusillanimous; faint-hearted; shrinking; retiring. [1913 Webster] -- Tim"id*ly, adv. -- Tim"id*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

timid adj 1: showing fear and lack of confidence [ant: bold] 2: lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man" [syn: diffident, shy, timid, unsure] [ant: confident] 3: lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady" [syn: faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted] n 1: people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid" [syn: timid, cautious] [ant: brave]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

88 Moby Thesaurus words for "timid": afraid, apprehensive, bashful, cautious, chicken, chickenhearted, confused, conscious, coward, cowardly, cowed, coy, craven, daunted, demure, demurring, diffident, dismayed, fainthearted, faltering, fearful, fearing, fearsome, frightened, funking, funky, goosy, gutless, henhearted, hesitant, hesitating, humble, in fear, inarticulate, intimidated, jibbing, jumpy, lily-livered, milk-livered, milksoppish, milksoppy, modest, mousy, nervous, overtimid, overtimorous, panic-prone, panicky, pigeonhearted, pusillanimous, rabbity, retiring, scared, scary, scrupling, self-conscious, shaky, shamefaced, shamefast, shilly-shallying, shivery, shrinking, shy, sissified, sissy, skittery, skittish, soft, stammering, startlish, sticking, stickling, straining, tentative, timorous, trembling, tremulous, trepidant, trigger-happy, unassertive, unassured, unmanly, unmanned, weak, weak-kneed, weakhearted, white-livered, yellow