Definition of trepidation in English:

trepidation

Syllabification: trep·i·da·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌtrepiˈdāSHən
 
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noun

  • 2 archaic Trembling motion.

Derivatives

trepidatious

adjective
More example sentences
  • I'm a bit trepidatious about posting the link to it on here just yet - after all, many projects of mine has risen and collapsed back into ashes in a matter of days or weeks - so I'll give it time to find some legs before I send any readers over to it.
  • Lyrically, this tells the tale of a trepidatious young bride bidding farewell to her tearful mother on the night before her wedding, in a manner that hints that she might not be entirely thrilled by the prospect.
  • Round the camp fire, someone joked that killing a goat was trepidatious, hubris in such a holy and mystical place.

Origin

late 15th century: from Latin trepidatio(n-), from trepidare 'be agitated, tremble', from trepidus 'alarmed'.

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