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

 

timorous

 adjective
adjective
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 Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘feeling fear’): from Old French temoreus, from medieval Latin timorosus, from Latin timor ‘fear’, from timere ‘to fear’.
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