- IPA: /ˈtɪməɹəs/
- 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.
- French: timoré, timorée, craintif, craintive
- German: scheu, ängstlich
- Italian: timido
- Russian: боязливый
- Spanish: tímido, espantadizo, timorato