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Tuesday, July 03, 2001

Definitions for timorous

  1. Full of apprehensiveness; timid; fearful.
  2. Indicating, or caused by, fear.

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Citations for timorous
Girls, allegedly so timorous and lacking in confidence, now outnumber boys in student government, in honor societies, on school newspapers, and even in debating clubs. Christina Hoff Sommers, The War Against Boys
Some men by the unalterable frame of their constitutions, are stout, others timorous, some confident, others modest. John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education
Origin of timorous
late Middle English
1400-1450
The source of timorous is Latin timor, "fear."