Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of timid: more timid

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Examples

  • At the top of the companion -- ladder Melissa stood waiting for us, demure, but subdued, with a still timider look than ever upon that sweet, shrinking, small face of hers.

    Stories by English Authors: the Sea

  • The timider of the guilty pair drank unwarily, not knowing what was offered to him, and fell into a fit of coughing.

    VC — A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea

  • Their charm is now magnanimously conceded and now violently confuted in their public prints; now and then an Englishman lets himself go -- over his own signature even, at times -- and denounces our women, their loveliness, their liveliness, their goodness, in terms which if I repeated them would make some timider spirits pause in their resolution to marry

    London Films

  • David Davis is agitated by the fairness issue, but his revolt puts voter pressure on timider colleagues.

    The Guardian World News

  • All the rarer and timider birds, that one never sees anywhere else. "

    The Lady Paramount

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