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    • [tim-id]
    • /ˈtɪm ɪd/
    • /ˈtɪm.ɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tim-id]
    • /ˈtɪm ɪd/

Definitions of timidity word

  • adjective timidity lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy. 1
  • adjective timidity characterized by or indicating fear: a timid approach to a problem. 1
  • noun timidity shyness, lack of bravery 1

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Origin of timidity

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
1540-50; < Latin timidus fearful, equivalent to tim(ēre) to fear + -idus -id4

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Parts of speech for Timidity


timidity popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for timidity

noun timidity

  • butterflies — tremors in the stomach region due to nervousness
  • butterfly — A butterfly is an insect with large colourful wings and a thin body.
  • cold feet — loss or lack of courage or confidence
  • cold sweat — If you are in a cold sweat, you are sweating and feel cold, usually because you are very afraid or nervous.
  • constraint — A constraint is something that limits or controls what you can do.

Antonyms for timidity

noun timidity

  • adulthood — Adulthood is the state of being an adult.
  • adventurousness — the quality of being adventurous
  • arrogance — the quality or state of being arrogant; overbearing pride or self-importance
  • assumption — If you make an assumption that something is true or will happen, you accept that it is true or will happen, often without any real proof.
  • assurance — If you give someone an assurance that something is true or will happen, you say that it is definitely true or will definitely happen, in order to make them feel less worried.

Top questions with timidity

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