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Antonyms for timid
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. timid, cautious(adj)

    people who are fearful and cautious

    "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"

    Antonyms:
    brave, courageous, nervy, overreaching, heroic, reckless, foolhardy, temerarious, intrepid, heady, heroical, dauntless, bold, overvaliant, hardy, emboldened, unfearing, rash, audacious, vaulting, fearless, daredevil

    Synonyms:
    cautious

  2. timid(adj)

    showing fear and lack of confidence

    Antonyms:
    brave, foolhardy, overreaching, rash, temerarious, fearless, bold, heroic, dauntless, unfearing, nervy, vaulting, audacious, intrepid, emboldened, overvaliant, heady, hardy, daredevil, courageous, heroical, reckless

    Synonyms:
    fainthearted, faint-hearted, faint, shy, diffident, unsure

  3. diffident, shy, timid, unsure(adj)

    lacking self-confidence

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

    Antonyms:
    brave, hardy, foolhardy, overreaching, reckless, heady, courageous, dauntless, overvaliant, audacious, heroical, emboldened, fearless, intrepid, daredevil, heroic, vaulting, temerarious, rash, bold, unfearing, nervy

    Synonyms:
    diffident, faint, shy(p), fainthearted, faint-hearted, uncertain, shy, unsure, incertain

  4. faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted(adj)

    lacking conviction or boldness or courage

    "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

    Antonyms:
    brave, foolhardy, audacious, vaulting, heroical, dauntless, fearless, overreaching, hardy, nervy, daredevil, heroic, heady, intrepid, reckless, courageous, rash, bold, overvaliant, unfearing, emboldened, temerarious

    Synonyms:
    weak, unsure, dim, shy, swooning, vague, faint-hearted, fainthearted, light-headed, faint, lightheaded, wispy, light, shadowy, diffident, feeble

Wiktionary

  1. timid(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    aggressive, dauntless, daredevil, reckless, bellicose

    Synonyms:
    fearful, timorous, shy

  2. timid(adjective)

    Lacking in courage or confidence.

    John's a very timid person. I'll doubt he'll be brave enough to face his brother.

    Synonyms:
    timorous, fearful, shy

    Antonyms:
    aggressive, dauntless, bellicose, daredevil, reckless

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. timid

    Faint, with the general sense of lacking strength or effectiveness, covers a wide range of meaning, signifying overcome with physical weakness or exhaustion, or lacking in purpose, courage, or energy, as said of persons; or lacking definiteness or distinctness of color or sound, as said of written characters, voices, or musical notes. A person may be faint when physically wearied, or when overcome with fear; he may be a faint adherent because naturally feeble or purposeless, or because half-hearted in the cause; he may be a faltering supporter because naturally irresolute or because faint-hearted and timid in view of perils that threaten, a listless worker, through want of mental energy and purpose. Written characters may be faint or dim, either because originally written with poor ink, or because they have become faded by time and exposure.

    Antonyms:
    bright, brilliant, clear, conspicuous, daring, energetic, fresh, hearty, resolute, strong, sturdy, vigorous

    Synonyms:
    dim, exhausted, faded, faint, faint-hearted, faltering, fatigued, feeble, half-hearted, ill-defined, indistinct, irresolute, languid, listless, purposeless, weak, wearied, worn, worn down, worn out

    Preposition:
    Faint with hunger; faint in color.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. timid

    Antonyms:
    bold, confident, venturesome, courageous, overventuresome, rash, audacious

    Synonyms:
    fearful, pusillanimous, shy, diffident, coy, timorous, afraid, cowerly, fainthearted, inadventurous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. timid(a)

    Synonyms:
    timorous, shy, diffident, meticulous, faint-hearted, cowardly

How to use timid in a sentence?

  1. Eugene O'Neill:

    Happiness hates the timid So does science

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    In the course of lifetime, you will meet many people who will misconstrue your gentle manners with weakness, and try to either take advantage of you, or intimidate you. You must be strong, as strong as the Diamond, while dealing with such predatory people. You must show them by your words and actions that your gentleness is not weakness that can be pushed around. You must make them realize that your compassion, kindness and humility mustn't be mistaken as passive or meek behavior. In my view, week, timid and spineless are those predatory people, who lack strength and courage; while you are the one with true inner strength and tremendous courage - because it is the Gentleness that is indeed founded on strength and prompted by Love. Stay gentle, kind, compassionate and yet extremely strong - because you are the Diamond, and you must maintain your character.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.

  5. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause who at best, if he wins, knows the thrills of high achievement, and, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

How to pronounce timid?

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Veena
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How to say timid in sign language?

  1. timid

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