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Meaning & Definition of Timid in English

English

Timid

/tɪmɪd/

noun

1. People who are fearful and cautious

  • "Whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
    synonym:
  • timid
  • ,
  • cautious

adjective

1. Showing fear and lack of confidence

    synonym:
  • timid

2. Lacking self-confidence

  • "Stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"
  • "Problems that call for bold not timid responses"
  • "A very unsure young man"
    synonym:
  • diffident
  • ,
  • shy
  • ,
  • timid
  • ,
  • unsure

3. Lacking conviction or boldness or courage

  • "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
    synonym:
  • faint
  • ,
  • fainthearted
  • ,
  • timid
  • ,
  • faint-hearted

Examples of using

She's timid.
Oh, if only we could be as shy and timid in our shameful actions as we are in our proper ones!
He's very timid.