Definitions

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  • adj. Easily frightened; timorous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Easily frightened; timorous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Easily frightened; timid.

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Examples

  • Telie -- a better gal was never seen in the woods, for all she's young and timorsome; and it's jist my notion and my desire, that, whatever may become of me, nothing but good shall become of her.

    Nick of the Woods

  • I wat Wullie's heart was like to loup the hool -- for tylors, ye ken, are aye timorsome -- but he thinks to himsel ':

    The Science of Fairy Tales An Inquiry into Fairy Mythology

  • For, as all have seen, she was naturally of a very timorsome and quavering disposition.

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • "Ye winna fricht me, sir," said Donal, whose English would, for years, upon any excitement, turn cowardly and run away, leaving his mother-tongue to bear the brunt, "-- I'm no timorsome."

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

  • The wolves must be hovering above their heads on the bank, and the timorsome creatures are calling on man for help, in the best manner they are able.

    The Last of the Mohicans

  • Young girls are like timorsome birds; they do not over-relish being hurried or spoken harshly to nither.

    Pathfinder; or, the inland sea

  • At last, toward evening, the captain comes on board with the gentleman passenger, a mighty timorsome sort of young chap he appeared for to be, and had never before set his foot upon the plank of a vessel.

    Poor Jack

  • At last, towards evening, the captain comes on board with the gentleman passenger, a mighty timorsome sort of young chap he appeared for to be, and had never before set his foot upon the plank of a vessel.

    Poor Jack

  • "Lord! how timorsome you be! vy, the vind never did nothin 'else since I know'd it"

    Sketches — Volume 01

  • "Lor! bless you, how timorsome you are, 'tain't loaded."

    Sketches — Volume 01

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