Meaning of “timid” in the English Dictionary

"timid" in British English

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timidadjective

uk /ˈtɪm.ɪd/ us /ˈtɪm.ɪd/
timidity
noun [ U ] uk /tɪˈmɪd.ə.ti/ us /tɪˈmɪd.ə.t̬i/
timidly
adverb uk /ˈtɪm.ɪd.li/ us /ˈtɪm.ɪd.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/

easily frightened; not brave or confident:

She was timid about swimming in deep water.
timidity
noun [ U ] us /təˈmɪd·ɪ·t̬i/

A shaky voice revealed 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)

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