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n. - Fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities; Fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions.

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  • That trait is an innate timorousness which masquerades as rebelliousness.
  • Later we take our longer strides, with secret timorousness, preferring a crowd of companions.
  • Maybe you think those expressions of timorousness are a bit of a pose, but I'm inclined to take him at his word here.
  • Yet he confesses to a timorousness and nervousness whenever he is waiting on a public platform with a speech ahead of him.
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