Tim"id (?), a. [L. timidus, fr.
timere to fear; cf. Skr. tam to become breathless, to become
stupefief: cf. F. timide.] Wanting courage to meet danger;
easily frightened; timorous; not bold; fearful; shy.
Poor is the triumph o'er the timid hare.
Syn. -- Fearful; timorous; afraid; cowardly; pusillanimous;
faint-hearted; shrinking; retiring.
-- Tim"id*ly, adv. -- Tim"id*ness,