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See definition of timorousness on Dictionary.com
  • as indiffidence
  • as inhumility
  • as inretiringness
  • as inshyness
  • as intimidity
  • as intimidness

synonyms for timorousness

  • backwardness
  • bashfulness
  • constraint
  • doubt
  • fear
  • hesitation
  • humility
  • insecurity
  • meekness
  • modesty
  • reluctance
  • reserve
  • self-consciousness
  • sheepishness
  • shyness
  • timidity
  • timidness
  • unassertiveness
  • mousiness

antonyms for timorousness

MOST RELEVANT
  • arrogance
  • boldness
  • certainty
  • confidence
  • courage
  • pride
  • boldness
  • confidence
  • arrogance
  • assertiveness
  • egoism
  • pretentiousness
  • pride
  • self-importance
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    How to use timorousness in a sentence

    Timorousness, arising from an undue regard to the world, is too often a hinderance to religious profession.
    FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
    Doubtless his timorousness was as great as theirs, only his timeliness was less.
    THE LIFE OF FRANCIS THOMPSONEVERARD MEYNELL
    Their religion was always directed to that—a circumstance quite in keeping with their natural cowardice and timorousness.
    THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898VARIOUS
    Mrs. Gallito, all timorousness again, beat her hands lightly together, in a distressful flurry.
    THE BLACK PEARLMRS. WILSON WOODROW
    Despite his timorousness in the matter of his wife, Abraham was a man of wonderful courage and warlike ability.
    A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE DEVILCHARLES BRADLAUGH
    “Long generations” of subjection are, strangely enough, held to excuse the timorousness and the shifts of women to-day.
    THE COLOUR OF LIFEALICE MEYNELL
    Our Nation is too great, both in material strength and in moral power, to indulge in bluster or to be suspected of timorousness.
    SPEECHES OF BENJAMIN HARRISONBENJAMIN HARRISON
    Timorousness had vanished; the soul that had woven its own music in solitude had been translated to a higher universe.
    AN ENGAGEMENT OF CONVENIENCELOUIS ZANGWILL
    A virginal sweetness and timorousness—no flare of gaiety, no suggestion of cities, music, quick laughter.
    MAIN STREETSINCLAIR LEWIS
    An acknowledgment of our timorousness seemed to hearten us, and we worked the paddles in a more whole-souled fashion.
    COMMODORE BARNEY'S YOUNG SPIESJAMES OTIS
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO TIMOROUSNESS

    • backwardness
    • bashfulness
    • constraint
    • doubt
    • fear
    • hesitation
    • humility
    • insecurity
    • meekness
    • modesty
    • mousiness
    • reluctance
    • reserve
    • self-consciousness
    • sheepishness
    • shyness
    • timidity
    • timidness
    • timorousness
    • unassertiveness
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.