Vocabulary: timourous – expressing timidity

Title: Last Call
Author: Daniel Okrent
Sentence: He did not approach the open drinking culture of Manhattan timorously.
Page: 337

Word: timorous
  • of a timid disposition : fearful (reproached myself with being so timorous and cautious — Daniel Defoe0
  • expressing or suggesting timidity (proceed with doubtful and timorous steps — Edward Gibbon)
   Source: Merriam-Webster Online

Am I timorous or just timid?

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