timidity synonyms

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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. timidity, timidness, timorousness(noun)

    fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions

    Synonyms:
    timidity, timorousness, timidness

    Antonyms:
    daring, hardihood, hardiness, boldness

  2. timidity, timorousness(noun)

    fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities

    Synonyms:
    timidity, timorousness, timidness

    Antonyms:
    hardiness, boldness, hardihood, daring

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. timidity

    Alarm, according to its derivation all'arme, "to arms," is an arousing to meet and repel danger, and may be quite consistent with true courage. Affright and fright express sudden fear which, for the time at least, overwhelms courage. The sentinel discovers with alarm the sudden approach of the enemy; the unarmed villagers view it with affright. Apprehension, disquietude, dread, misgiving, and solicitude are in anticipation of danger; consternation, dismay, and terror are overwhelming fear, generally in the actual presence of that which is terrible, though these words also may have an anticipative force. Timidity is a quality, habit, or condition, a readiness to be affected with fear. A person of great timidity is constantly liable to needless alarm and even terror. Compare FEAR.

    Synonyms:
    affright, alarm, apprehension, consternation, dismay, disquietude, dread, fear, fright, misgiving, panic, solicitude, terror

    Antonyms:
    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

    Preposition:
    Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. timidity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    timorousness, fearfulness, skittishness, shyness, cowardice, pusillanimity, want of courage

  2. timidity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    diffidence, bashfulness, coyness, sheepishness, shamefacedness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

shyness, diffidence, hesitation



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