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timidity

Psychology Shyness; a stance of nonaggression in social situations
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I guess having to wear a truss as protection from a hernia and having sticking out ears may have contributed to his sexual timidity with women.
One of the depressing things about TV light entertainment commissioning is its timidity.
If Britain, the EU and US aren't prepared to impose tough economic and diplomatic sanctions on Russia, Moscow will ruthlessly exploit their timidity.
I also adored The Wind in the Willows - it was Mole who stole my heart, mainly because of his timidity and his quiet love of his home.
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.
His, and Labour's, timidity gives legitimacy to the "incongruous" lecturing of the National Assembly by a Tory Secretary of State.
But there is a timidity, even in "lifelong" Catholics, that shows up when something is just a bit different from what they are used to.
If Monday's attack was supposed to cause fear, timidity and division, it of course has failed utterly.
There was just too much timidity and we're trying to change that and get her a bit fitter.
They including Muhammad Hanif Panezai accompanied by Abdul Sattar Baloch, Fazila Sherdil and Shahnawaz Yousufzai said that corporal punishment was making school children suffering from psychological diseases such as fear, inferiority complex and timidity.
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.
I am not a politician nor can I pretend to know how politicking works, but it would seem that the same political timidity must have cost us dearly in the World Cup bid process.