Synonyms of 'timid'
indicating shyness or fearA timid child, she had learnt obedience at an early age.
I get very nervous when I'm in the house alone at night.
He is painfully shy when it comes to talking to new people.
I'm still that shy, retiring little girl.
He's modest, as well as being a great player.
I had often been very fearful and isolated.
I was too cowardly to complain.
People are still terribly apprehensive about the future.
She was demure without being coy.
She was diffident and reserved in meetings.
a bashful child
He remembered her as a small, mousy woman, invariably worried.
He is a reclusive, timorous creature.
The authorities are too pusillanimous to deal with this situation.
The voters may be ready to punish the politicians who devised a faint-hearted solidarity pact.
She did not seem at all afraid.
He's afraid to sleep in his own bedroom.
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in the sense of afraid
feeling fear or apprehensionShe did not seem at all afraid.He's afraid to sleep in his own bedroom.
in the sense of apprehensive
fearful or anxious about the futurePeople are still terribly apprehensive about the future.
in the sense of bashful
shy or modesta bashful child
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