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timorous


adjective

  1. full of fear; fearful: The noise made them timorous.
  2. subject to fear; timid.
  3. characterized by or indicating fear: a timorous whisper.

adjective

  1. fearful or timid
  2. indicating fear or timidity

adj.mid-15c., from Old French temeros (14c.), from Medieval Latin timorosus “fearful,” from Latin timor “fear,” from timere “to fear.” Some early sense confused by mistaken identification with Middle English temerous “rash” (see temerity). Related: Timorously; timorousness.

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