people who are fearful and cautious
"whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
brave, courageous, nervy, overreaching, heroic, reckless, foolhardy, temerarious, intrepid, heady, heroical, dauntless, bold, overvaliant, hardy, emboldened, unfearing, rash, audacious, vaulting, fearless, daredevil
showing fear and lack of confidence
brave, foolhardy, overreaching, rash, temerarious, fearless, bold, heroic, dauntless, unfearing, nervy, vaulting, audacious, intrepid, emboldened, overvaliant, heady, hardy, daredevil, courageous, heroical, reckless
diffident, shy, timid, unsure(adj)
"stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
brave, hardy, foolhardy, overreaching, reckless, heady, courageous, dauntless, overvaliant, audacious, heroical, emboldened, fearless, intrepid, daredevil, heroic, vaulting, temerarious, rash, bold, unfearing, nervy
faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted(adj)
lacking conviction or boldness or courage
"faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
brave, foolhardy, audacious, vaulting, heroical, dauntless, fearless, overreaching, hardy, nervy, daredevil, heroic, heady, intrepid, reckless, courageous, rash, bold, overvaliant, unfearing, emboldened, temerarious
Lacking in courage or confidence.
John's a very timid person. I'll doubt he'll be brave enough to face his brother.
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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.
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
Faint with hunger; faint in color.
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easily frightenedSubmitted by JohnTravers on August 7, 2020
who get easily worried and fearfull
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 educationSubmitted by rinat on August 15, 2019
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How to use timid in a sentence?
Am I afraid ? You know that I have a defect, a nice of dose of being careless. If anything should happen to me, I have told the Lord, I ask you only to give me the grace that it doesn't hurt because I am not courageous when confronted with pain. I am very timid.
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, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; 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 fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
As women who are incarcerated, lots of them are very timid, when they answer you, they don’t look at you and stand up straight, in the real world that’s an important skill, it’s important that they see the value in themselves, and that they know they can do something wonderful.
Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.
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- tímidCatalan, Valencian
- nesmělý, bojácnýCzech
- ujo, säikky, arka, pelokasFinnish
- craintive, craintif, timideFrench
- gealtach, sgàthach, diùidScottish Gaelic
- आसानी से डरनेवालाHindi
- impaurito, timido, pavidoItalian
- נחבא אל הכליםHebrew
- timidus, pavidus, meticulosusLatin
- schuchter, timide, bedeesd, schroomvalligDutch
- робкий, застенчивыйRussian
- blyg, timidSwedish
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