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See definition of timidly on Dictionary.com
  • as infearfully
  • as ingingerly
  • as inlightly

synonyms for timidly

  • nervously
  • apprehensively
  • diffidently
  • in alarm
  • in fright
  • in terror
  • shrinkingly
  • shyly
  • timorously
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How to use timidly in a sentence

I was rather awed by his imposing appearance, and advanced timidly to the doors, which were of glass, and pulled the bell.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
They came forward, a little timidly, and their latest visitor held out a hand to each.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
It was not a very desirable ancestry, and she glanced timidly at Jack to see how he was taking it.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
Afraid of the sound of his own footsteps, he ran along the passage, and knocked timidly.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
She bent toward him, and timidly took one of his hands, while with the other she gently removed the curls from his burning brow.
THE SPYJ. FENIMORE COOPER
He looked again to Charley's grave face, beseechingly and timidly; but could not summon courage to break the silence.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
Robinson asked him very timidly if he could spare a couple of square feet off a board he was sawing.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
Real ladies, she urged timidly, did not wear their smartest clothes on such occasions.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
She brought him the heavy pot almost timidly, and Jerry put out his hand and touched the snowy texture of the bloom.
COUNTRY NEIGHBORSALICE BROWN
Now and then she glanced timidly up at him and tried to find some word with which to break the silence.
THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLSHAROLD BELL WRIGHT
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WORDS RELATED TO TIMIDLY

  • apprehensively
  • diffidently
  • in alarm
  • in fright
  • in terror
  • nervously
  • shrinkingly
  • shyly
  • timidly
  • timorously
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.