Timorous meaning

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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.

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Full of apprehensiveness; timid.
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Full of or subject to fear; timid.
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Showing or caused by timidity.
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Origin of timorous

  • Middle English from Old French timoureus from Medieval Latin timōrōsus from Latin timor timōr- fear from timēre to fear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French temoros, from Medieval Latin timorosus, from Latin timor fear, from timeō to be afraid.

    From Wiktionary