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TIMID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does timid mean? 

TIMID (noun)
  The noun TIMID has 1 sense:

1. people who are fearful and cautious

  Familiarity information: TIMID used as a noun is very rare.


TIMID (adjective)
  The adjective TIMID has 3 senses:

1. showing fear and lack of confidence
2. lacking self-confidence
3. lacking conviction or boldness or courage

  Familiarity information: TIMID used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TIMID (noun)


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Meaning:

People who are fearful and cautious

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

cautious; timid

Context example:

whitewater rafting is not for the timid

Hypernyms ("timid" is a kind of...):

people ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively)

Antonym:

brave (people who are brave)


TIMID (adjective)


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Meaning:

Showing fear and lack of confidence

Similar:

shy (easily startled or frightened)

mousey; mousy (quiet and timid and ineffectual)

intimidated (made timid or fearful as by threats)

fearful; timorous; trepid (timid by nature or revealing timidity)

coy (modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures)

bashful (self-consciously timid)

Also:

backward ((used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature)

unassertive (inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence)

afraid (filled with fear or apprehension)

unadventurous (lacking in boldness)

cowardly; fearful (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted)

Attribute:

timidity; timorousness (fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities)

Antonym:

bold (fearless and daring)


Sense 2timid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking self-confidence

Synonyms:

shy; diffident; timid; unsure

Context examples:

stood in the doorway diffident and abashed / problems that call for bold not timid responses / a very unsure young man

Similar:

unconfident (lacking or marked by a lack of confidence)


Sense 3timid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking conviction or boldness or courage

Synonyms:

fainthearted; faint-hearted; timid; faint

Context example:

faint heart ne'er won fair lady

Similar:

cowardly; fearful (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted)


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