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
Where our difficulties lie, and what prompts the fears of the timorous, is in the fact that we have not made commensurate advances in every sector of human knowledge.
There is, indeed, a kind of timorous atheism in the man who dares not trust God to render all efforts to interpret his Wordand what is criticism but interpretation?
A divided Europe, which includes a timorous Germany and an Italy preoccupied with the prime minister's bunga bunga parties, will yield.
But cajoling the more timorous to leave the building's downstairs social area to venture upstairs, on time, to a place where discipline is expected needs more effort.
But seeing as you asked in such a gratifyingly timorous manner, I'll give you a three word clue: Topshop gift certificate.
She is timorous and excited, elated and at the same time frightened.
Though unperturbed by the footfalls of the chance pedestrian, he was as keyed up and sensitive and ready to be startled as any timorous deer.
There was no threat in that reach, nothing tentative nor timorous.
Er, they weren't asked by timorous analysts. @r4today.
Actually the scripts by Arthur Julian, Howard Merrill, Tom Adair, James B. Allardyce and others were generally brilliant, especially when navigating the awkward matter of the innate character of the “fictional Hekawi,” who whilst undoubtedly timorous were nevertheless shown to be at least canny, but more often shrewd: