timorous
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈtɪməɹəs/
Adjective

timorous

  1. fearful; afraid; timid
    • Wee sleekit, cowrin', tim'rous beastie,
      Oh, what a panic's in thy breastie!
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[[Episode 16]]”, in Ulysses, Paris: Shakespeare & Co.; Sylvia Beach, OCLC 560090630 ↗; republished London: Published for the Egoist Press, London by John Rodker, Paris, October 1922, OCLC 2297483 ↗:
      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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