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timorous

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Life is like eating artichokes, you have got to go through so much to get so little.
Thomas A. Dorgan
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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈtɪməɹəs/

Etymology

From Old French temoros, from Mediaeval Latin timorosus, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] timor fear, from timeō to be afraid.

Adjective

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Positive
timorous

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  1. fearful, afraid, timid
    • by Robert Burns
      Wee sleekit, cowrin', tim'rous beastie,
      Oh, what a panic's in thy breastie!

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