Timorous Definition

tĭmər-əs
adjective
Full of or subject to fear; timid.
Webster's New World
Showing or caused by timidity.
Webster's New World
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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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

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