tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation.
Archaic. trembling or quivering movement; tremor.
- trep·i·da·tious, adjective
- trep·i·da·tious·ly, adverb
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How to use trepidation in a sentence
On Friday, she checked her bank account, watching with some trepidation to see if it processed.Hundreds of D.C. poll workers affected by payment delays are starting to receive their checks | Michael Brice-Saddler | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for trepidation
a state of fear or anxiety
a condition of quaking or palpitation, esp one caused by anxiety
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