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timid

adjective uk   /ˈtɪm.ɪd/ us  
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   /-li/ us  
"Um, excuse me," he said timidly.
(Definition of timid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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