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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)

    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

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

How to use timid in a sentence?

  1. Sallust, Roman historian and politician (c. 86-c. 35 B.C.):

    Necessity makes even the timid brave.

  2. Eugene O'Neill:

    Happiness hates the timid So does science

  3. Author Unknown:

    Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.

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