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Timidly vs. Timid

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Timidlyadverb

In a timid manner.

Timidadjective

Lacking in courage or confidence.

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

Timidlyadverb

in a shy or timid or bashful manner;

‘he smiled shyly’;

Timidadjective

Wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous; not bold; fearful; shy.

‘Poor is the triumph o'er the timid hare.’;

Timidnoun

people who are fearful and cautious;

‘whitewater rafting is not for the timid’;

Timidadjective

showing fear and lack of confidence

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Timidadjective

contemptibly timid

Timidadjective

lacking self-confidence;

‘stood in the doorway diffident and abashed’; ‘problems that call for bold not timid responses’; ‘a very unsure young man’;

Timidadjective

lacking conviction or boldness or courage;

‘faint heart ne'er won fair lady’;

Timidadjective

showing a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened

‘I was too timid to ask for what I wanted’;

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