An example of timorous is a child who cries and hides behind their mother when around strangers.
- full of or subject to fear; timid
- showing or caused by timidity
Origin of timorousMiddle English tymerouse from Middle French timoreus from Medieval Latin timorosus from Classical Latin timor, fear from timere: see timid
Origin of timorousMiddle English from Old French timoureus from Medieval Latin timōrōsus from Latin timor timōr- fear from timēre to fear