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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions.

Usage examples (29)
  • At length one day he looked up from his paper with a kind of timidness, and says he, “Mr.
  • Being a woman who has been subjected to this kind of timidness myself, I can heartily say it is nearly as insulting as the belief that women are incompetent.
  • So, it was with some timidness that I ventured over to Bobby and Margaret's house.
  • And that thing is not made with timidness or apathy or conventionalism -- it must be courageous. for more
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