trepidation
[ trep-i-dey-shuhn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
late 15th century from Latin trepidatio, from trepidare "be agitated, tremble," from trepidus "alarmed"
Synonyms
  • alarm apprehension consternation dismay disquiet dread
Antonyms
  • assurance beauty calm collectedness composure
Definition
tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation
Example
A) He approached her with trepidation because he was scared to see her after their fight. B) She walked through the haunted house with trepidation.
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