Synonyms of timid


1. timid, cautious, people

usage: people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"


1. timid (vs. bold), bashful, coy, fearful, timorous, trepid, intimidated, mousy, mousey, afraid, backward, cowardly#1, fearful, unadventurous, unassertive

usage: showing fear and lack of confidence

2. diffident (vs. confident), shy, timid, unsure

usage: lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"

3. faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted, cowardly (vs. brave), fearful

usage: lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

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Definition and meaning of timid (Dictionary)