Keywords: timidity, passiveness, retreat, timid, withdrawn, passive
As a Noun
A fear or lack of confidence. English = timidity, passiveness.
A movement away from a difficult or dangerous situation. English = retreat.
As a Verb or Adjective
To step back from a place or a situation because you do not want to be seen or because you do not want to be involved, especially because you are timid and lack confidence.
To be afraid of a situation or to lack confidence. English = (be) timid, (be) withdrawn, (be) passive.