timid synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term timid:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. timid, cautious(adj)

    people who are fearful and cautious

    Synonyms:
    timid, cautious

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

  2. timid(adj)

    showing fear and lack of confidence

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

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

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

    lacking self-confidence

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

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

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

    lacking conviction or boldness or courage

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. timid(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    fearful, timorous, shy

    Antonyms:
    aggressive, dauntless, daredevil, reckless, bellicose

  2. timid(adjective)

    Lacking in courage or confidence.

    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.

    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

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

    Preposition:
    Faint with hunger; faint in color.

Editors Contribution

  1. easily frightened

    Submitted by anonymous on August 16, 2020
  2. easily frightened

    Submitted by JohnTravers on August 7, 2020
  3. fattu

    who get easily worried and fearfull

    Submitted by anonymous on May 20, 2020
  4. sheeple

    sheep are timid animals, so anyone referred to as being sheeple can be said to be timid. lack of courage.

    children of most developing countries are not timid because they are sent to developed countries for education

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. timid(a.)

    Synonyms:
    timorous, fearful, nervous, skittish, shy, cowardly, pusillanimous, faint-hearted, chicken-hearted, easily frightened, not bold

  2. timid(a.)

    Synonyms:
    diffident, bashful, retiring, coy, sheepish, shrinking, blushing, shame-faced, over-modest

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

shy, bashful, modest, tentative, cautious, cowardly, hesitant, reticent, half-hearted, fearful, over-cautious, self-conscious, coy



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