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timid

view main entry for timidadjective  /ˈtɪmɪd/
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timidity

  /tɪˈmɪdəti/  noun [uncountable]
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timidly

adverb
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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a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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