Antonyms of noun timid

1 sense of timid

Sense 1
timid, cautious -- (people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid")
       Antonym of brave (Sense 2)
      => brave -- (people who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun timid

1 sense of timid

Sense 1
timid, cautious -- (people who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Antonyms of adj timid

3 senses of timid

Sense 1
timid (vs. bold) -- (showing fear and lack of confidence)

bold (vs. timid) -- (fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure")
        => audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, hardy, intrepid, unfearing -- (invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers")
        => daredevil, temerarious -- (presumptuously daring; "a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff")
        => emboldened -- (made bold or courageous)
        => foolhardy, heady, rash, reckless -- (marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences; "foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker"; "became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay; "a reckless driver"; "a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest")
        => heroic, heroical -- (having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes; "the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy"; "heroic explorers")
        => nervy -- (showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger; "the nervy feats of mountaineers")
        => overreaching, vaulting -- (revealing excessive self-confidence; reaching for the heights; "vaulting ambition")
        => overvaliant -- (having or showing undue valor or boldness; "a foolish overvaliant act")

Sense 2
diffident (vs. confident), shy, timid, unsure -- (lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man")


Sense 3
faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted -- (lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady")

INDIRECT (VIA cowardly) -> brave, courageous -- (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")

Similarity of adj timid

3 senses of timid

Sense 1
timid (vs. bold) -- (showing fear and lack of confidence)
       => bashful -- (self-consciously timid; "I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound)
       => coy -- (modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures; "like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled")
       => fearful, timorous, trepid -- (timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog")
       => intimidated -- (made timid or fearful as by threats)
       => mousy, mousey -- (quiet and timid and ineffectual)
          Also See-> afraid#1; backward#2; cowardly#1, fearful#3; unadventurous#1; unassertive#1

Sense 2
diffident (vs. confident), shy, timid, unsure -- (lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man")

Sense 3
faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted -- (lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady")
       => cowardly (vs. brave), fearful -- (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley)

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