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Forget about the Second Amendment—the gun lobby, abetted by timorous Republicans, is trying to privatize law and order.

Alas, the sad truth is that the CIA, despite its Bourne Identity reputation, has become a timorous, risk-averse bureaucracy.

The CIA, despite its cowboy image, is in fact in many ways a timorous, risk-averse bureaucracy.

After a few days of excessive nervousness the most timorous among the women were heard to complain of the monotony of existence!

They find it in their interest to be generous, obliging, and friendly; but to represent them as timorous sycophants is absurd.

In such circumstances some timorous husbands go to the country or make a journey to Italy.

The Chub is a very timorous fish, utterly worthless as food except during the winter months.

He opened the door, gave the timorous orphan a vigorous drive behind, and Mr. Figgins stood in the august presence.

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On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to timorous, such as: apprehensive, faint, fainthearted, fearful, hesitant, and meek.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.