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tim·id

timid

 
 
pronunciation:
tI mihd
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not bold or confident with other people; shy.
The timid child did not like to go to parties.
synonyms:
bashful, shy
antonyms:
assertive, bold, confident
similar words:
meek, reserved, shrinking
definition 2: not eager or willing to face danger; fearful.
Timid people should not become astronauts.
synonyms:
fearful, shy
antonyms:
adventurous, bold, daring
similar words:
afraid, apprehensive, cowardly, hesitant, scared
derivations: timidly (adv.), timidity (n.), timidness (n.)
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