The definition of timorous is being scared and shy.(adjective)
An example of timorous is a child who cries and hides behind their mother when around strangers.
See timorous in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME tymerouse < MFr timoreus < ML timorosus < L timor, fear
See timorous in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French timoureus
Origin: , from Medieval Latin timōrōsus
Origin: , from Latin timor, timōr-, fear
Origin: , from timēre, to fear.
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