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Synonyms 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

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

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

    "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

    Synonyms:
    weak, unsure, dim, shy, swooning, vague, faint-hearted, fainthearted, light-headed, 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.

    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.

    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. timid

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

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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. timid(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "timid":

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

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How to use timid in a sentence?

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

  2. Rushan Abbas:

    I am saddened by the timid response of the world community, world leaders, who should be defenders of the freedom and democracy, where is the outrage against such horrendous, repugnant catastrophe that's happening on our watch ?

  3. Hassan Hassan:

    Except for the timid idea by de Mistura, no one has been talking about a political solution in Syria, so you have only heard about the local freezes and the Russia talks.

  4. Theodore Roosevelt, "Man in the Arena" Speech given April 23, 1910:

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

  5. Theodore Roosevelt, Paris, Sorbonne 1910:

    It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.


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