Meaning of “timorous” in the English Dictionary

"timorous" in British English

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timorousadjective

uk /ˈtɪm.ər.əs/ us /ˈtɪm.ɚ.əs/ literary
timorously
adverb uk /ˈtɪm.ər.əs.li/ us /ˈtɪm.ɚ.əs.li/
timorousness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈtɪm.ər.əs.nəs/ us /ˈtɪm.ɚ.əs.nəs/

(Definition of “timorous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)