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 for timorousness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timorous \Tim"or*ous\, a. [LL. timorosus, from L. timor fear;
     akin to timere to fear. See Timid.]
     1. Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Indicating, or caused by, fear; as, timorous doubts. "The
        timorous apostasy of chuchmen." --Milman.
        [1913 Webster] -- Tim"or*ous*ly, adv. --
        Tim"or*ous*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making
           decisions [syn: timidity, timidness, timorousness]
      2: fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or
         activities [syn: timidity, timorousness] [ant:
         boldness, daring, hardihood, hardiness]

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