Synonyms for timid

Synonyms for (noun) timid

Synonyms: cautious, timid

Definition: people who are fearful and cautious

Usage: whitewater rafting is not for the timid

Similar words: people

Definition: (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

Usage: old people; there were at least 200 people in the audience

Synonyms for (adjective) timid

Synonyms: timid

Definition: showing fear and lack of confidence

Similar words: bashful

Definition: self-consciously timid

Usage: I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall- Ezra Pound


Similar words: coy

Definition: modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures

Usage: like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled


Similar words: timorous, trepid, fearful

Definition: timid by nature or revealing timidity

Usage: timorous little mouse; in a timorous tone; cast fearful glances at the large dog


Similar words: intimidated

Definition: made timid or fearful as by threats


Similar words: mousey, mousy

Definition: quiet and timid and ineffectual


Synonyms: timid, faint, faint-hearted, fainthearted

Definition: lacking conviction or boldness or courage

Usage: faint heart ne'er won fair lady

Similar words: fearful, cowardly

Definition: lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

Usage: cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then- P.B.Shelley