timorous

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From Old French temoros, from Medieval Latin timorosus, from Latin timor fear, from timeō to be afraid.

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timorous (comparative more timorous, superlative most timorous)

  1. fearful, afraid, timid
    • by Robert Burns
      Wee sleekit, cowrin', tim'rous beastie,
      Oh, what a panic's in thy breastie!
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 16
      He turned a long you are wrong gaze on Stephen of timorous dark pride at the soft impeachment with a glance also of entreaty for he seemed to glean in a kind of a way that it wasn't all exactly.

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