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.

Usage Examples:

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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