V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. showing fear and nervousness; 2. lacking in self-confidence
Synonyms: afraid, fearful, shy, cowardly, apprehensive, nervous
Antonyms: brave, courageous
Tips: Timid is derived from the Middle French timide, which means "easily scared and shy." Timid is a good adjective to describe people who are shy and cautious.
Most roller coaster rides are not made for the timid. (cowardly, fearful)
The new puppy was timid around strangers. (nervous, afraid)
She was too timid to make the speech, so she asked a coworker to take her place at the convention. (nervous, shy, afraid)
I was timid about making a decision because I feared making the wrong one. (fearful, nervous)
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