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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Poor  is  the  triumph  o'er  the  timid  hare.  --Thomson. 
 
  Syn:  Fearful;  timorous;  afraid;  cowardly;  pusillanimous; 
  faint-hearted;  shrinking;  retiring.  --  {Tim"id*ly},  adv 
  --  {Tim"id*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  timid 
  adj  1:  showing  fear  and  lack  of  confidence  [ant:  {bold}] 
  2:  contemptibly  timid 
  3:  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}, 
  {unsure}] 
  4:  lacking  conviction  or  boldness  or  courage;  "faint  heart 
  ne'er  won  fair  lady"  [syn:  {faint},  {fainthearted}] 
  n  :  people  who  are  fearful  and  cautious;  "whitewater  rafting  is 
  not  for  the  timid"  [syn:  {cautious}]  [ant:  {brave}] 




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