timorous
[ tim-er-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective (1), adjective (2)
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Latin from Old French temoreus, from medieval Latin timorosus, from Latin timor ‘fear’, from timere ‘to fear’
Synonyms
adjective (1)
  • fearful
  • apprehensive
  • timid
adjective (2)
  • fearful
  • shuddering
Antonyms
adjective (1)
  • bold
  • brazen
  • forthcoming
adjective (2)
  • bold
  • confident
Definition
adjective (1)
full of fear; fearful
adjective (2)
characterized by or indicating fear
Examples
adjective (1)
The noise made them timorous.
adjective (2)
The little boy spoke in a timorous whisper.
Usage Over Time

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