Definition of timidity in US English:

timidity

noun

  • Lack of courage or confidence.

    ‘she believes everyone can overcome their timidity’
    • ‘His old timidity has completely left, as he speaks without fear.’
    • ‘Sheep have a thick woolly coat, usually live in groups as flocks, and are known for their timidity.’
    • ‘Parents were much less likely than were professionals to assign responsibility for their boys' timidity to themselves.’
    • ‘My wife's a teacher and I have long berated her for her timidity in using IT in the classroom.’
    • ‘Timidity is evident in the way most companies are spending the bulk of their money.’

Pronunciation

timidity

/təˈmidədē//təˈmɪdədi/