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Princeton's WordNet

  1. timidity, timidness, timorousness(noun)

    fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions

    timorousness, timidness

    daring, hardihood, hardiness, boldness

  2. timidity, timorousness(noun)

    fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities

    timorousness, timidness

    hardiness, boldness, hardihood, daring

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. timidity

    Alarm, according to its derivation all'arme, "to arms," is an arousing to meet and repel danger, and may be quite consistent with true courage. Affright and fright express sudden fear which, for the time at least, overwhelms courage. The sentinel discovers with alarm the sudden approach of the enemy; the unarmed villagers view it with affright. Apprehension, disquietude, dread, misgiving, and solicitude are in anticipation of danger; consternation, dismay, and terror are overwhelming fear, generally in the actual presence of that which is terrible, though these words also may have an anticipative force. Timidity is a quality, habit, or condition, a readiness to be affected with fear. A person of great timidity is constantly liable to needless alarm and even terror. Compare FEAR.

    affright, alarm, apprehension, consternation, dismay, disquietude, dread, fear, fright, misgiving, panic, solicitude, terror

    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

    Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. timidity(n.)

    timorousness, fearfulness, skittishness, shyness, cowardice, pusillanimity, want of courage

  2. timidity(n.)

    diffidence, bashfulness, coyness, sheepishness, shamefacedness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. timidity(n)

    diffidence, shyness, timorousness, cowardice

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  1. List of paraphrases for "timidity":

    shyness, diffidence, hesitation

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  1. Edgar Algernon Robert Cecil:

    Prudence which degenerates into timidity is very seldom the path to safety.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Hatred, hurt, anger are the timidity of love. When the timidity is gone, all the souls of the earth will be reunited into a single soul of love. Love is a unity that will transform us into a God of love. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Sir Winston Churchill, March 1936, demanding British re-armament:

    Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness. A sincere love of peace is no excuse for muddling hundreds of millions of humble folk into total war. The cheers of the weak, well-meaning assemblies soon cease to count. Doom marches on.

  4. Lloyd Doggett:

    This is not a time for timidity, we need to be forceful, we need to use every tool.

  5. Basil W. Maturin:

    I believe there are few whose view of life has not been affected by the stern or kindly influences of their early childhood, which threw them in upon themselves in timidity and reserve, or drew them out in genial confidence and sympathy with their fellow creatures.

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