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timorous (adj) nervous and easily frightened.
When a person is timorous they are easily frightened, and they appear very afraid. A timorous person is nervous and lacks courage.
- Her voice was timorous as she spoke to the judge. It showed that she was full of fear and did not have the courage to speak.
- Alone at home in the night, she was frightened when she heard some footsteps outside. "Who is there?" she shouted in timorous voice. Her voice showed all her fear.