timorous

[ tim-er-uh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF timorous

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However, Lisa only shrugged her shoulders and smiled at finding him so timorous.

It rendered him timorous for a moment before that enigmatic, lighted door.

And she forced on the timorous Prue a quarter as her matriculation fee.

Bless that straightforward, timorous, modest American skipper!

A timorous Singer is unhappy, like a Prodigal, who is miserably poor.

His mien was that of the skulking, timorous, famished vagabond.

He was devoted to the Countess, and was aye wont to be timorous where she was concerned.

It was therefore resolved to go to the assistance of the timorous.

But, timorous or not, she had to see him; she would never let him go, now that he had made her care for him.

Glass, the timorous would-be investor, paid him several visits.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Old French temeros (14c.), from Medieval Latin timorosus "fearful," from Latin timor "fear," from timere "to fear." Some early sense confused by mistaken identification with Middle English temerous "rash" (see temerity). Related: Timorously; timorousness.

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