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Webster 1913 Edition


Timorous

Tim′or-ous

,
Adj.
[LL.
timorosus
, from L.
timor
fear; akin to
timere
to fear. See
Timid
.]
1.
Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage.
Shak.
2.
Indicating, or caused by, fear;
as,
timorous
doubts
.
“The timorous apostasy of chuchmen.”
Milman.
Tim′or-ous-ly
,
adv.
Tim′or-ous-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Timorous

TIM'OROUS

,
Adj.
[L. timor. See Timid.]
1.
Fearful of danger; timid; destitute of courage; as a timorous doubts; timorous beliefs.

Definition 2023


timorous

timorous

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timorous (comparative more timorous, superlative most timorous)

  1. fearful, afraid, timid
    • by Robert Burns
      Wee sleekit, cowrin', tim'rous beastie,
      Oh, what a panic's in thy breastie!
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 16
      He turned a long you are wrong gaze on Stephen of timorous dark pride at the soft impeachment with a glance also of entreaty for he seemed to glean in a kind of a way that it wasn't all exactly.

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