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timorous
used in The Sound and the Fury

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Definition
timid (fearful) or shy
  • And knowing your Mother's delicate health and that timorousness which such delicately nurtured Southern ladies would naturally feel regarding matters of business...
    3 — April 6, 1928 (53% in)
timorousness = timidity

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
There are no more uses of "timorous" in The Sound and the Fury.

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