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noun as in shyness

noun as in timidity

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Timorousness, arising from an undue regard to the world, is too often a hinderance to religious profession.

Doubtless his timorousness was as great as theirs, only his timeliness was less.

Their religion was always directed to that—a circumstance quite in keeping with their natural cowardice and timorousness.

Mrs. Gallito, all timorousness again, beat her hands lightly together, in a distressful flurry.

Despite his timorousness in the matter of his wife, Abraham was a man of wonderful courage and warlike ability.


On this page you'll find 123 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to timorousness, such as: backwardness, bashfulness, constraint, doubt, fear, and hesitation.

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