timidity


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Synonyms for timidity

an awkwardness or lack of self-confidence in the presence of others

Synonyms for timidity

fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions

fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities

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Here's what all this means: Our sin tends to be timidity, not rashness.
The IPSS provides a total interpersonal sensitivity score and five subscale scores (interpersonal awareness, need for approval, separation anxiety, timidity, and fragile inner-self).
We must now jointly transform our current timidity to decisive action if we are to overcome our water crisis.
The report said that England's timidity and negativity provides greater entertainment in the form of close-fought matches and England have paid Australia the great compliment of fearing them.
The international fight against fraud and tax evasion represents a problem, which requires coordinated international solutions, requiring transparency - and timidity will not work,' advised the head of the Italian government (see separate article).
MUCH has been written about Carwyn Jones's competency as First Minister since May of this year, but nothing demonstrates his timidity and lack of ambition for Wales than his lecture to the Institute of Welsh Politics at Aberystwyth and reported in the Post, Nov 15, "Carwyn sets out Devo Limits", where he seems to be content to sit back and to pick up the crumbs left by Scotland's march to independence.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
He always retained a burning frustration at the widespread compliance fostered by a mix of administrative incentives and threats; in his teaching and in his every day, he set about analyzing and seeking to break conventions of political timidity with unrivaled resilience and tenacity.
Allowing North Korea to attack the South with no counter-strike consequences sends a message of weakness and timidity to Kim Jong-il," he added, referring to the North's leader.
If Wenger does not lose his timidity in the transfer market, we'll be looking forward to the manager's rousing pre-season address to the faithful.
According to the story, reasons for the reduction in staff cartooning jobs include the shrinking number of two-newspaper cities, the widespread use of inexpensive syndicated cartoons, and the timidity of some papers who want to avoid controversy.
It is also critical for boys to have positive guidance from their fathers and male role models to steer them on a a responsible, disciplines path and away from pitfalls ranging from narcissism to timidity to outright criminal behavior.
John Travolta and Kirsten Dunsl both showed no timidity last week in assessing their own star power:
He describes the party as being in crisis through its own timidity and calls for a return to leadership by the party in matters of security while retaining basic civil rights.
This is especially important given the timidity of the Democratic Party.