[ trep-i-dey-shuhn ]
/ ˌtrɛp ɪˈdeɪ ʃən /
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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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Example sentences from the Web for trepidation
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
/ (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 trepidation
[ trĕp′ĭ-dā′shən ]
An involuntary trembling or quivering.
A state of anxious fear; apprehension.
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