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"timid" in British English

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timidadjective

uk   us   /ˈtɪm.ɪd/
timidity
noun [U] uk   /tɪˈmɪd.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
timidly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
"Um, ​excuse me," he said timidly.
(Definition of timid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"timid" in American English

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timidadjective

 us   /ˈtɪm·ɪd/
easilyfrightened; not ​brave or confident: She was timid about ​swimming in ​deepwater.
timidity
noun [U]  us   /təˈmɪd·ɪ·t̬i/
A ​shakyvoicerevealed his timidity.
timidly
adverb  us   /ˈtɪm·əd·li/
She ​sang timidly but ​sweetly.
(Definition of timid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “timid”
in Korean 소심한…
in Arabic خَجول…
in Malaysian penakut…
in French timide, craintif…
in Russian робкий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羞怯的, 膽小的,膽怯的…
in Italian timido…
in Turkish korkak, ürkek, çekingen…
in Polish nieśmiały, bojaźliwy…
in Spanish asustadizo, tímido…
in Vietnamese nhút nhát…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 羞怯的, 胆小的,胆怯的…
in Indonesian takut-takut…
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