He hovered about outside, too afraid to go in.
Such an act of cowardice by an officer shames his whole regiment.
Characterized by, showing, or resulting from shyness, self-consciousness, or awkwardness.
The quality or state of being diffident; timidity or shyness.
Full of apprehensiveness; timid.
Overconfidence among soldiers can be as dangerous as timidity.
Would your strokes be tremblingly timid or brilliantly bold?
Mary was shy at her introduction to the company.
The boy chickened out of climbing up the tree.
He looked at me with frightened eyes.