Definition of timorous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtɪmərəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪmərəs//
(literary or formal) Nervous, Fear
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nervous and easily frightened synonym timid See related entries: Nervous, Fear Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘feeling fear’): from Old French temoreus, from medieval Latin timorosus, from Latin timor ‘fear’, from timere ‘to fear’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: timorous