[ UK /tˈɪmɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈtɪmɪd/ ]
  1. lacking self-confidence
    stood in the doorway diffident and abashed
    a very unsure young man
    problems that call for bold not timid responses
  2. lacking conviction or boldness or courage
    faint heart ne'er won fair lady
  3. showing fear and lack of confidence
  1. people who are fearful and cautious
    whitewater rafting is not for the timid
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How To Use timid In A Sentence

  • Oh I forgot, the nice man intimidated her into signing the car documents over to him.
  • Good luck to him: but there is no earthly reason why BBC radio should timidly do the same, and debauch one of our greatest programmes in the process.
  • He came to Egypt in 1168 as an assistant to his uncle, who was a general and then became the vizier of the last Fatimid caliph.
  • She spoke in a high but not unmusical note, very quickly, and with timid glances to either side of her collocutor. Eve's Ransom
  • But he's a timid child, fearful of water, heights, spiders, darkness and the great outdoors.
  • Any knowledge that I inquire is from the limited public sources that the APD can't suppress or intimidate. City of Aurora's Labor Union Negotiations Continue with Mixed Progress, Complaints and Counter-Complaints
  • They have been miniaturized so as to make them less threatening or intimidating to their small owners.
  • Another timid miscreant, just before he is sent off to prison, has so far stepped out of reality and into legend that he asks to be known hereafter as ‘The Lonesome Kid’.
  • This is an attempt to intimidate and blackguard the prison officers and this is an attempt that will fail.
  • Nevertheless, the only East European country to sign up has been Romania (and the Romanian government is now back-pedalling, claiming that it was intimidated by Washington).
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