[ trep-id ]
/ ˈtrɛp ɪd /
fearful or apprehensive, especially trembling from fear.
Origin of trepid
First recorded in 1640–50, trepid is from the Latin word trepidus
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Examples from the Web for trepid
The muscles of the spiritual athlete pant for such exertion; and without it, they would dwindle into trepid imbecility.The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper|Martin Farquhar Tupper