The plot just requires him to be a meek, timid guy next door who believes in following the rules.
That said, I really hated this film, and not because it's so dumb, but because it's so timid and gutless.
Eventually they managed to track down frozen varieties of fish, which were fed to the timid bird in a bowl of salted water.
We were timid children, and the world we inhabited was too harsh, too angry with itself, but too scared to push the button.
We just seem to be in this fearful, timid phase in our political development.
Yet he is a keen sighted and extraordinary man, gentle I think by nature and at once timid , modest and reticent.
His answer spilled timid and trembling from his frightened lips, a trickle of stuttering feebleness.
He was just pouring himself another cup of coffee when there was a timid knock on the door.
She has a tremendous amount of data but seems timid about really analyzing most of it.
But he was an extremely timid man and all he did was to stay by her side and prevent her from going out.