Search Result for "timorous":
1. timid by nature or revealing timidity;
- Example: "timorous little mouse"
- Example: "in a timorous tone"
- Example: "cast fearful glances at the large dog"
[syn: fearful, timorous, trepid]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Timorous \Tim"or*ous\, a. [LL. timorosus, from L. timor fear; akin to timere to fear. See Timid.] 1. Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Indicating, or caused by, fear; as, timorous doubts. "The timorous apostasy of chuchmen." --Milman. [1913 Webster] -- Tim"or*ous*ly, adv. -- Tim"or*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
timorous adj 1: timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog" [syn: fearful, timorous, trepid]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
71 Moby Thesaurus words for "timorous": afraid, bashful, chicken, chickenhearted, confused, conscious, coward, cowardly, cowed, coy, daunted, demure, diffident, dismayed, fainthearted, fearful, fearing, fearsome, funking, funky, goosy, henhearted, in fear, inarticulate, intimidated, jumpy, lily-livered, milk-livered, milksoppish, milksoppy, mousy, nervous, overtimid, overtimorous, panic-prone, panicky, pigeonhearted, quailing, quivering, rabbity, recoiling, scary, self-conscious, shaky, shamefaced, shamefast, shivering, shivery, shrinking, shuddering, shy, sissified, sissy, skittery, skittish, soft, stammering, startlish, timid, trembling, tremulous, trepidant, trigger-happy, undaring, unmanly, unmanned, weak, weak-kneed, weakhearted, white-livered, yellow