- easily frightened; lacking self-confidence; shy; timorous
- showing fear or lack of self-confidence; hesitant: a timid reply
Origin of timidClassical Latin timidus from timere, to fear
- Lacking self-confidence; shy.
- Fearful and hesitant: problems that call for bold, not timid, responses.
Origin of timidLatin timidus from timēre to fear
- ti·mid′i·ty tim′id·ness
(comparative timider, superlative timidest)