So why, Eric Alterman asks, are the Democrats acting so timid?
He largely agreed with Lieberman but considered Netanyahu too timid towards the Palestinians.
The Obama Justice Department was too timid and short-staffed to hunt down the bad guys.
1540s, from Middle French timide "easily frightened, shy," from Latin timidus "fearful," from timere "to fear." Related: Timidly; timidness.