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TIMIDITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does timidity mean? 

TIMIDITY (noun)
  The noun TIMIDITY has 2 senses:

1. fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
2. fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities

  Familiarity information: TIMIDITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TIMIDITY (noun)


Sense 1timidity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

timidity; timidness; timorousness

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

fear; fearfulness; fright (an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "timidity"):

cold feet (timidity that prevents the continuation of a course of action)

shyness (a feeling of fear of embarrassment)

diffidence; self-distrust; self-doubt (lack of self-confidence)


Sense 2timidity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

timidity; timorousness

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

fearfulness (the trait of being afraid)

Attribute:

timid (showing fear and lack of confidence)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "timidity"):

faintheartedness; faintness (the trait of lacking boldness and courage)

Antonym:

boldness (the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger)


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