Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: timidity
IPA transcription: [təm'ɪdəti]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: timidity, timidness, timorousness
    Meaning: fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
Usage examples
  • His timidity was constitutional and physical.
  • But an hour's terror is better than a lifetime of timidity. Sheila sighed.
  • Almost for the first time in his life, Mr. Sedley found himself talking, without the least timidity or hesitation, to a person of the other sex.
  • We will add, that at Paris, a young man ought to avoid approaching, and even saluting a young lady of his acquaintance, out of regard to the natural timidity of her sex.
  • In an access of self-reproach he once declared that his character was comprised in one word--'poltroon!'" He showed neither timidity nor cowardice, however, in his devotion to truth.
  • He was soon wearied by the timidity of the patients and their incoherence, by the proximity of the pious Sergey Sergeyitch, by the portraits on the walls, and by his own questions which he had asked over and over again for twenty years.
  • Whatever may be the limits or modifications of the powers of the Union, it is easy to imagine an endless train of possible dangers; and by indulging an excess of jealousy and timidity, we may bring ourselves to a state of absolute scepticism and irresolution.