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Made up of or containing nerves
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  1. Made up of or containing nerves
  2. Characterized by or showing emotional tension, restlessness, agitation, etc.
  3. Marked by or having a feeling of unease or apprehension:
Not having a sufficient or specified amount, as of money:
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  1. Not having a sufficient or specified amount, as of money:
  2. Characterized by reserve or diffidence:
  3. Distrustful; wary:
Causing or capable of causing fear; frightening:
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  1. Causing or capable of causing fear; frightening:
  2. Extreme, as in degree or extent. Used especially of something negative:
  3. Inclined to feel anxiety or apprehension; timid; nervous.
Showing or caused by timidity
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  1. Showing or caused by timidity
  2. Full of or subject to fear; timid
Hesitating or undecided; vacillating; doubtful
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  1. Hesitating or undecided; vacillating; doubtful
  2. Inclined or tending to hesitate.
Timid, cowardly, or irresolute; fainthearted
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  1. Timid, cowardly, or irresolute; fainthearted
  2. Lacking courage; cowardly.
  3. Proceeding from or showing a lack of courage
(Archaic) Capable of understanding and quick to apprehend.
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  1. (Archaic) Capable of understanding and quick to apprehend.
  2. Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy
  3. Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy:
Filled with fright; terrified
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  1. Filled with fright; terrified
Marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking:
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  1. Marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking:
  2. Marked by or showing trembling or quivering
  3. Marked by a rapid varying between pitches or tones:
Excessively cautious; unduly careful.
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  1. Excessively cautious; unduly careful.
  2. Excessively cautious.
Lacking spirit, energy, or vigor; listless; depressed
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  1. Lacking spirit, energy, or vigor; listless; depressed
(Gram.) Expressing variation in tense by the addition of an inflectional suffix rather than by internal change of a syllabic vowel; regular (Ex.: talk, talked, talked)
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  1. (Gram.) Expressing variation in tense by the addition of an inflectional suffix rather than by internal change of a syllabic vowel; regular (Ex.: talk, talked, talked)
  2. Not functioning normally or well
  3. Lacking intensity or strength; faint:
Lacking in courage, determination, resistance, etc.
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  1. Lacking in courage, determination, resistance, etc.
  2. Having weak knees
  3. (Literally) Used other than as an idiom: see week,"Ž kneed.
Having or showing a poor spirit; cowardly; timorous; abject
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  1. Having or showing a poor spirit; cowardly; timorous; abject
Not firm, substantial, or secure; weak, unsound, or unsteady
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  1. Not firm, substantial, or secure; weak, unsound, or unsteady
  2. Nervous; Anxious.
  3. Nervous or jittery
Having little capacity to withstand pressure or strain:
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  1. Having little capacity to withstand pressure or strain:
  2. Without force or effectiveness
  3. Having little intensity or strength; faint:
Lacking courage, resistance, willpower, etc.
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  1. Lacking courage, resistance, willpower, etc.
  2. Without spines, or thorny processes
  3. Having a weak or flexible backbone
Not brilliant or glaring; subdued:
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  1. Not brilliant or glaring; subdued:
  2. Not bright, intense, or glaring; subdued
  3. Not sharply drawn or delineated:
Changed to a yellowish color as by age, as old paper
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  1. Changed to a yellowish color as by age, as old paper
  2. Having a yellow-brown skin color.
  3. Of the color yellow.
Lacking courage; cowardly.
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  1. Lacking courage; cowardly.
  2. Not brave; lacking courage; cowardly
  3. Alternative form of chicken-hearted.
Having the characteristics of a wimp; feeble, indecisive, cowardly.
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  1. Having the characteristics of a wimp; feeble, indecisive, cowardly.
Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
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  1. Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
  2. Timid, shy, and easily embarrassed
  3. Shy, self-conscious, and awkward in the presence of others:
Showing or caused by timidity
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  1. Showing or caused by timidity
  2. Full of or subject to fear; timid
Drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy
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  1. Drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy
  2. Shy, introverted, liking privacy.
  3. Shy and reserved; modest.
  1. Meekly obedient or passive.
  2. Inclined or willing to submit.
  3. Having or showing a tendency to submit without resistance; docile; yielding
Having small sharp features:
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  1. Having small sharp features:
  2. Of, characteristic of, or like a mouse, in any of various ways; quiet, timid, drab, etc.
  3. Quiet; timid; shy.
Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
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  1. Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
  2. Full of diffidence; lacking self-confidence; timid; shy
  1. Introvert.
  2. Emotionally unresponsive or socially detached; introverted or aloof.
  3. Withdrawing within oneself; shy, reserved, introverted, etc.
Quiet and humble in appearance, style, etc.; not pretentious
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  1. Quiet and humble in appearance, style, etc.; not pretentious
  2. Having or proceeding from a disinclination to call attention to oneself; retiring or diffident:
  3. Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
Ashamed, displaying shame, especially by blushing in the face.
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  1. Ashamed, displaying shame, especially by blushing in the face.
  2. Extremely modest or shy; bashful.
  3. (Now Rare) Very modest, bashful, or shy
(Of motion) Pertaining to the direction reverse of normal.
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  1. (Of motion) Pertaining to the direction reverse of normal.
  2. Done or arranged in a manner or order that is opposite to previous occurrence or normal use.
  3. (Of motion) Pertaining to the direction towards the back.
Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
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  1. Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
  2. Timid, shy, and easily embarrassed
  3. Shy, self-conscious, and awkward in the presence of others:
Tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved:
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  1. Tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved:
  2. Affectedly and often flirtatiously shy or modest:
  3. (Archaic) Shrinking from contact or familiarity with others; bashful; shy
Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
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  1. Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
  2. Decorous; modest; reserved
  3. Affectedly modest or shy; coy
Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
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  1. Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
  2. Full of diffidence; lacking self-confidence; timid; shy
Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress, especially in the avoidance of arousing sexual interest.
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  1. Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress, especially in the avoidance of arousing sexual interest.
  2. Having or proceeding from a disinclination to call attention to oneself; retiring or diffident:
  3. Quiet and humble in appearance, style, etc.; not pretentious
  1. Shy, introverted, liking privacy.
  2. Drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy
  3. Shy and reserved; modest.
Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
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  1. Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
  2. Shy, extremely humble and modest; making oneself seem unnoticeable.
Not having a sufficient or specified amount, as of money:
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  1. Not having a sufficient or specified amount, as of money:
  2. Characterized by reserve or diffidence:
  3. Distrustful; wary:
Limping, awkward, or unsteady
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  1. Limping, awkward, or unsteady
  2. Prone to pauses or breaks; hesitant; broken
  3. Marked by hesitation or uncertainty; jerky, disconnected, etc.
Hesitating or undecided; vacillating; doubtful
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  1. Hesitating or undecided; vacillating; doubtful
  2. Inclined or tending to hesitate.
Not decisive; not conclusive or final
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  1. Not decisive; not conclusive or final
  2. Prone to or characterized by indecision; irresolute:
  3. Inconclusive:
Unsure of how to act or proceed; undecided.
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  1. Unsure of how to act or proceed; undecided.
  2. Not resolute; wavering in decision, purpose, or opinion; indecisive; vacillating
  3. Indecisive or lacking in resolution
Hanging freely or loosely; suspended so as to swing
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  1. Hanging freely or loosely; suspended so as to swing
  2. (Biology) having branches etc. that bend downwards; drooping or weeping
  3. Indecisive or hesitant
Hesitant; vacillating.
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Not fully worked out, concluded, or agreed on; provisional:
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  1. Not fully worked out, concluded, or agreed on; provisional:
  2. Indicating a lack of confidence or certainty; hesitant:
  3. Made, done, proposed, etc. experimentally or provisionally; not definite or final
Vacillating; wavering
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  1. Vacillating; wavering
  2. Undergoing vacillation; wavering.
Inclined to waver; irresolute.
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  1. Inclined to waver; irresolute.
  2. Liable to waver; irresolute and hesitant.
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