- The definition of timorous is being scared and shy.
An example of timorous is a child who cries and hides behind their mother when around strangers.
timorous definition by Webster's New World
- full of or subject to fear; timid
- showing or caused by timidity
Origin: Middle English tymerouse ; from Middle French timoreus ; from Midieval Latin timorosus ; from Classical Latin timor, fear
timorous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Old French timoureus, from Medieval Latin timōrōsus, from Latin timor, timōr-, fear, from timēre, to fear.
- timˈor·ous·ly adverb
- timˈor·ous·ness noun