Antonyms for timorousness

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One can readily excuse a timorousness in Jack in such circumstances.

Patricia was positively haughty toward Roger's timorousness.

The chief cause was in the timorousness of Bernard, the governor.

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

I cried, now grown angry, having recovered from my timorousness.

I saw him shrink from the mere recital with a man's timorousness.

Presently, impatient of his own timorousness, he turned the device off again.

Neither her gayety nor her usual excess of timorousness returned.

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

Again that inexplicable look of timorousness came into her small eyes.

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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