timid Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "timid" - English Dictionary

See all translations

timidadjective

uk   us   /ˈtɪm.ɪd/
C2 shy and nervous; without much confidence; easily frightened: Lucy is a rather timid child. My horse is a bit timid and is easily frightened by traffic.
timidity
noun [U] uk   /tɪˈmɪd.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
timidly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
"Um, excuse me," he said timidly.
Translations of “timid”
in Arabic خَجول…
in Korean 소심한…
in Malaysian penakut…
in French timide, craintif…
in Turkish korkak, ürkek, çekingen…
in Italian timido…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羞怯的, 膽小的,膽怯的…
in Russian робкий…
in Polish nieśmiały, bojaźliwy…
in Vietnamese nhút nhát…
in Spanish asustadizo, tímido…
in Portuguese tímido…
in Thai ขี้ขลาด…
in German ängstlich…
in Catalan tímid, espantadís…
in Japanese 臆病な, 気が小さい, 内気な…
in Indonesian takut-takut…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羞怯的, 胆小的,胆怯的…
(Definition of timid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of timid?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “timid” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
athlete

a person who is very good at sports or physical exercise, especially one who competes in organized events

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More