from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Full of apprehensiveness; timid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. fearful, afraid, timid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage.
- adj. Indicating, or caused by, fear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fearful; timid; shy; shrinking.
- Betokening or proceeding from lack of boldness or courage; characterized by fear; weakly hesitant: as, timorous doubts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. timid by nature or revealing timidity
Middle English, from Old French timoureus, from Medieval Latin timōrōsus, from Latin timor, timōr-, fear, from timēre, to fear.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French temoros, from Medieval Latin timorosus, from Latin timor fear, from timeō to be afraid. (Wiktionary)