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view main entry for timidadjective  /ˈtɪmɪd/
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  /tɪˈmɪdəti/  noun [uncountable]
American English pronunciation: timidityClick to listen to the pronunciation of timidity


timidly adverbNot confident or shy and easily embarrassed: shy, uncertain, retiring, insecure, timid, inhibited, tentative, lost, unsure of yourself, ill at ease


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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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