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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)
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 tímido, asustadizo…
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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