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Synonyms for timid
ˈtɪm ɪdtimid

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Wiktionary

  1. timidadjective

    Synonyms:
    fearful, timorous, shy

    Antonyms:
    dauntless, daredevil, reckless, bellicose, aggressive

  2. timidadjective

    Lacking in courage or confidence.

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

    Synonyms:
    shy, fearful, timorous

    Antonyms:
    daredevil, reckless, bellicose, dauntless, aggressive

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. timid, cautiousadjective

    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. timidadjective

    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, unsureadjective

    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-heartedadjective

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. easily frightened

    Submitted by anonymous on August 16, 2020  
  2. fattu

    who get easily worried and fearfull

    Submitted by anonymous on May 20, 2020  
  3. 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. timidadjective

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

  2. timidadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. timidadjective

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

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How to use timid in a sentence?

  1. 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 ?

  2. 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.

  3. Gerry Connolly:

    We need a tested leader who will not be timid in the face of Republican insurrectionists.

  4. Paul Pogba:

    NG is always very reserved, very calm and very timid, except when he is playing cards.

  5. Matthew Bryza:

    Russia’s goal in its lone mediation mission appears to be twofold: firstly, to repair its international reputation in relation to its debacle in Ukraine, and secondly to strengthen the impression in Armenia and Azerbaijan that Russia calls the shots in the South Caucasus, the fact that the U.S. administration is so absent and timid in its response has the impact of ceding the strategic field in the South Caucasus to Russia. This can have profound and dangerous consequences in Syria, Ukraine, and far beyond.


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