(noun, adjective)


1. showing fear and lack of confidence

Similar word(s): unadventurous, afraid, unassertive, backward, bashful, coy, fearful, timorous, trepid, intimidated, mousey, mousy, cowardly, fearful

2. lacking self-confidence

- problems that call for bold not timid responses

Similar word(s): diffident, shy, unsure

3. lacking conviction or boldness or courage

Similar word(s): cowardly, fearful, faint, fainthearted

Sentences with timid as an adjective:

- John's a very timid person. I'll doubt he'll be brave enough to face his brother.


1. people who are fearful and cautious

- whitewater rafting is not for the timid

Similar word(s): cautious

Definition categories: group, people