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来自拉丁语 timere,使恐惧，可能来自 PIE*teme,黑暗的，词源同 temerity,tenebrous.
- timid:  The Latin verb timēre meant ‘fear’ (its origins are not known). From it were derived the adjective timidus (source of English timid) and the noun timor ‘fear’ (whose medieval Latin descendant timorōsus ‘fearful’ gave English timorous ).
- timid (adj.)
- 1540s, from Middle French timide "easily frightened, shy" (16c.) and directly from Latin timidus "fearful, afraid, cowardly," from timere "to fear," of uncertain origin. Related: Timidly; timidness.
- 1. The newspaper called the plan timid and unimaginative.
- 2. He stopped in the doorway, too timid to go in.
- 3. He is too timid to venture upon an undertaking.
- 4. He is timid by nature.
- 5. The rabbit is timid and suspicious.
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