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synonyms for timid

  • ambivalent
  • bashful
  • demure
  • diffident
  • fearful
  • feeble
  • frightened
  • gentle
  • humble
  • modest
  • nervous
  • weak
  • Milquetoast
  • shrinking
  • trembling
  • wavering
  • yellow
  • afraid
  • apprehensive
  • badgered
  • browbeaten
  • bullied
  • capricious
  • cowardly
  • cowed
  • cowering
  • coy
  • daunted
  • fainthearted
  • having cold feet
  • intimidated
  • irresolute
  • mousy
  • pusillanimous
  • retiring
  • shaky
  • soft
  • spineless
  • spiritless
  • submissive
  • timorous
  • unassertive
  • unassured
  • unnerved
  • vacillating
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antonyms for timid

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  • able
  • bold
  • brave
  • calm
  • conceited
  • confident
  • courageous
  • egotistical
  • extroverted
  • loud
  • proud
  • strong
  • unabashed
  • unafraid
  • daring
  • fearless
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How to use timid in a sentence

We exchanged timid greetings while the rest of them settled down.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IYARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZJULY 7, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Colonial hasn’t fully changed that, but I think we’re moving away from a timid response.
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“At first, I was a little bit timid because I wasn’t sure how they would react,” JJ said.
AFTER THE SHOOTING, A BOY GAVE FLOWERS TO WORKERS AT KING SOOPERS STORES NEAR THE ATTACKSYDNEY PAGEMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We’re not going to make the same mistake we made after the last economic downturn, when Congress did too little to help the nation rebound … we’re not going to be timid in the face of big challenges.
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One night after her program, the typically timid Evie perked up in her chair at the dinner table, excited to share some news.
WHY THE EQUALITY ACT MATTERS FOR OUR FAMILY—AND FOR MANY OTHERS ACROSS AMERICAMARIE NEWMAN AND EVIE NEWMANMARCH 3, 2021TIME
If it were not for the cowardly fear of being thought timid, there would be more care used in such matters.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The public eye, ever watchful and timid, waits scarcely for the show of danger to take alarm and withdraw its favour.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
One retrograde or timid step would open the eyes of men, and bring down ruin on the Pantamorphica.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Impudent and reckless us he had been all his life, he was now more timid and nervous than an hysterical girl.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
She smiled back at him, a pale, timid smile, like a gleam of sunshine from a wintry sky.
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