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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  2.  Indicating,  or  caused  by  fear;  as  timorous  doubts.  ``The 
  timorous  apostasy  of  chuchmen.''  --Milman.  -- 
  {Tim"or*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Tim"or*ous*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  timid  by  nature  or  revealing  timidity;  "timorous  little 
  mouse";  "in  a  timorous  tone";  "cast  fearful  glances  at 
  the  large  dog"  [syn:  {fearful},  {trepid}] 

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