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1 : An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.

2 : Hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion; fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.

3 : A libration of the starry sphere in the Ptolemaic system; a motion ascribed to the firmament, to account for certain small changes in the position of the ecliptic and of the stars.

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1 : Trepidation

n.

An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.

2 : Trepidation

n.

Hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion; fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.

3 : Trepidation

n.

A libration of the starry sphere in the Ptolemaic system; a motion ascribed to the firmament, to account for certain small changes in the position of the ecliptic and of the stars.

This word trepidation uses (11) total characters with white space

This word trepidation uses (11) total characters with white out space

This word trepidation uses 9 unique characters: A D E I N O P R T

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Number of all combination ncr for trepidation word is (362880)

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From Wiktionary

See also: trépidation
WOTD – 9 March 2008

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Synonyms
      • 1.3.2 Related terms
      • 1.3.3 Translations
    • 1.4 Anagrams

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trepidātiō, from trepidō (be agitated)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /ˌtɹɛp.ɪˈdeɪ.ʃən/
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Noun[edit]

trepidation (countable and uncountable, plural trepidations)

  1. A fearful state; a state of hesitation or concern.
    I decided, with considerable trepidation, to let him drive my car without me.
    • 1929, M. Barnard Eldershaw, A House Is Built, Chapter VII, Section vi
      She opened the drawing-room door in trepidation. Would she find Esther drowned with her head in the goldfish bowl, or hanged from the chandelier by her stay-lace?
    • 2011 December 10, Marc Higginson, “Bolton 1 - 2 Aston Villa”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      The Midlanders will hope the victory will kickstart a campaign that looked to have hit the buffers, but the sense of trepidation enveloping the Reebok Stadium heading into the new year underlines the seriousness of the predicament facing Owen Coyle's men.
  2. An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.
  3. (astronomy, obsolete) A libration of the starry sphere in the Ptolemaic system; a motion ascribed to the firmament, to account for certain small changes in the position of the ecliptic and of the stars.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (fearful state): agitation, apprehension, consternation, fear, hesitation, worry

Related terms[edit]

  • intrepid
  • trepid
  • trepidate
  • trepidatory
  • trepidancy
  • trepidity
  • trepidly
  • trepidatious

Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

  • departition, partitioned