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But progress has been timid and slow. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Warm weather is thought to bring the otherwise shy and timid snakes out of the undergrowth. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The magazine was for people who were a little bit timid and wanted to learn more things. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How nervous and timid they seem. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We must always avoid using the pulpit to say the pointedly personal things we are too timid to say to an individual. Christianity Today (2000)For most of its life the regulator has seemed slow, timid and out of touch. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She was timid and shy, and a little awkward. Emily Fox-Seton (1901)He has admitted in the past that he was painfully shy, timid and geeky. The Sun (2007)He was timid and shy. The Sun (2011)
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British English: timid ADJECTIVE
Timid people are shy, nervous, and have no courage or confidence in themselves.
A timid child, she had learned obedience at an early age.
Definition of timid from the Collins English Dictionary
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