In a timid manner.
Lacking in courage or confidence.
‘John's a very timid person. I'll doubt he'll be brave enough to face his brother.’;
in a shy or timid or bashful manner;
‘he smiled shyly’;
Wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous; not bold; fearful; shy.
‘Poor is the triumph o'er the timid hare.’;
people who are fearful and cautious;
‘whitewater rafting is not for the timid’;
showing fear and lack of confidence
‘stood in the doorway diffident and abashed’; ‘problems that call for bold not timid responses’; ‘a very unsure young man’;
lacking conviction or boldness or courage;
‘faint heart ne'er won fair lady’;
showing a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened
‘I was too timid to ask for what I wanted’;