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Princeton's WordNet

  1. timidity, timorousness(noun)

    fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities

    Antonyms:
    quick-eared, heedful, thoughtful, attentive, sharp-eared, hearing(a), paying attention

  2. timidity, timidness, timorousness(noun)

    fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions

    Synonyms:
    fort, fortress, garrison

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.

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

    Antonyms:
    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. timidity(n.)

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

  2. timidity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    diffidence, bashfulness, coyness, sheepishness, shamefacedness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. timidity(n)

    Synonyms:
    diffidence, shyness, timorousness, cowardice

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "timidity":

    shyness, diffidence, hesitation

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  1. 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.

  2. Victor Hugo:

    The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity in a girl boldness.

  3. Max Lerner:

    The Seven Deadly Sins of the Press: Concentrated Power of the Big Press. Passing of competition and the coming of monopoly. Governmental control of the press. Timidity, especially in the face of group and corporate pressures. Big Business mentality. Clannishness among the newspaper publishers that has prevented them from criticizing each other. Social blindness.

  4. 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.

  5. Sydney Smith:

    A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.

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