Courage vs Timidity - What's the difference?

courage | timidity |


As nouns the difference between courage and timidity

is that courage is courage while timidity is shyness.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

courage

English

Noun

(-)
  • The quality of a confident character not to be afraid or intimidated easily but without being incautious or inconsiderate.
  • "A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before."
    It takes a lot of courage to be successful in business.
  • The ability to do things which one finds frightening.
  • "Courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting in spite of it."
    He plucked up the courage to tell her how he felt.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * courageous * discourage * encourage

    Verb

    (courag)
  • (label) To encourage.
  • *:
  • *:And wete yow wel sayd kynge Arthur vnto Vrres syster I shalle begynne to handle hym and serche vnto my power not presumyng vpon me that I am soo worthy to hele youre sone by my dedes / but I wille courage other men of worshyp to doo as I wylle doo
  • *(William Tyndale) (1494-1536)
  • *:Paul writeth unto Timothyto courage him.
  • See also

    * fearlessness * bield English abstract nouns ----

    timidity

    English

    Noun

  • shyness
  • Synonyms

    *timidness