[ trep-i-dey-shuhn ]
/ ˌtrɛp ɪˈdeɪ ʃən /
tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation.
trembling or quivering movement; tremor.
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Origin of trepidation
OTHER WORDS FROM trepidationtrep·i·da·tious, adjectivetrep·i·da·tious·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for trepidatious
/ (ˌtrɛpɪˈdeɪʃən) /
a state of fear or anxiety
a condition of quaking or palpitation, esp one caused by anxiety
Word Origin for trepidation
C17: from Latin trepidātiō, from trepidāre to be in a state of alarm; compare intrepid
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Medical definitions for trepidatious
[ trĕp′ĭ-dā′shən ]
An involuntary trembling or quivering.
A state of anxious fear; apprehension.
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