fearful or apprehensive, especially trembling from fear.

Nearby words

  1. trepan,
  2. trepanation,
  3. trepang,
  4. trephination,
  5. trephine,
  6. trepidant,
  7. trepidatio cordis,
  8. trepidation,
  9. treponema,
  10. treponema pallidum

Origin of trepid

First recorded in 1640–50, trepid is from the Latin word trepidus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for trepid



1640s, from Latin trepidus "scared" (see trepidation).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper