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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

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How to use timid in a sentence?

  1. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    There is a time to be timid. There is a time to be conciliatory. There is a time, even, to fly and there is a time to fight. And I'm going to fight like hell. (On Congressional moves toward impeachment)

  2. Theodore Roosevelt:

    It is not the critic that counts not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or the doer of deeds could have 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 no effort without error and shortcoming but he who does actually strive to do the deed who knows 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 while daring greatly, knows that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls, who know neither victory nor defeat.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    He who is often happy with his spouse might be enjoying outside own house; She who is mostly happy with her spouse must have got a timid mouse quality in him.

  4. Julie Sanderson:

    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.

  5. Theodore Roosevelt:

    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, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause who at best, knows 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 know neither victory nor defeat.


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