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weak-kneed, softer, yellow-bellied, Chicken-hearted, Cowhearted, pigeonhearted, having the willies, lacking courage, no guts, running scared.
reverential, unpretentious, supplicatory, unambitious.
unemphatic, Unconspicuous, low-profile, low key.
peaceable, innoxious, unoffending, nonprovocative.
menial, proletarian, cast down, lowborn, unwashed.
unpretending, self-effacing, Unboastful, unpresuming.
reserved, under wraps, in charge, in check, under control, unexpansive, Unaffable, on a leash, calm and collected, corked up, on leash, unexcessive, unextreme.
backward, bashful, coy, demure, diffident, humble, meek, modest, nongregarious, quiet, recessive, reclusive, reserved, restrained, reticent, self-effacing, shrinking, timid, timorous, unassertive, unassuming, unexpansive, unsociable, withdrawing, withdrawn, Unaffable, not forward, rabbity.
buttoned up, clammed up, dried up.
modest, outgoing, past, preceding, receding, retreating, unassertive, unassuming, unnoticeable, unobtrusive.
humble, quiet, reserved.
lounging, napping, relaxing, Reposing, Resting.
accepting, relinquishing, withdrawing, Abandoning, Abdicating, Ceasing, Disclaiming, Discontinuing, Rejecting, Renouncing, Resigning, Terminating, Vacating, Surrendering.
Examples of usage:
– The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
– Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
– A Sketch of the Causes, Operations and Results of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1856 by Stephen Palfrey Webb
– Remarks by Bill Nye
– The End of a Coil by Susan Warner