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cautious, timid
n. people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"
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timid
adj. showing fear and lack of confidence
unsure, timid, shy, diffident
adj. lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
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apprehensive
adj. in fear or dread of possible evil or harm; "apprehensive for one's life"; "apprehensive of danger"
hangdog
adj. frightened into submission or compliance
blate, bashful
adj. disposed to avoid notice; "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)
recreant, craven
adj. lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful; "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal to raise the white flag"; "this recreant knight"- Spenser
dastard, dastardly
adj. despicably cowardly; "the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th"- F.D. Roosevelt
faint-hearted, timid, fainthearted, faint
adj. lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
poor-spirited, unmanly, pusillanimous
adj. lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful
henpecked, dominated
adj. harassed by persistent nagging
unassuming, retiring
adj. not arrogant or presuming; "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl"
modest, mild, meek
adj. humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing"
withdrawn, indrawn
adj. tending to reserve or introspection; "a quiet indrawn man"
docile
adj. willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
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groping
adj. acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence; "a groping effort to understand"
unsure
adj. lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"
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brave
n. people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave"
unafraid, fearless
adj. oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
bold
adj. fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"
unfearing, intrepid, hardy, fearless, dauntless, brave, audacious
adj. invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"
courageous, brave
adj. possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"
confident
adj. having or marked by confidence or assurance; "a confident speaker"; "a confident reply"; "his manner is more confident these days"; "confident of fulfillment"
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