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Trepidation

Trepidation (fear and anxiety) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun trepidation

What does trepidation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: trepidations

  1. a feeling of alarm or dread
    • example: We are waiting with trepidation to be proved wrong.
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • more generic words: apprehension / apprehensiveness / dread = fearful expectation or anticipation

Alternative definition of the noun trepidation

noun

  1. A fearful state; a state of hesitation or concern.

Definition of the noun trepidation for high school students

    fear, apprehension
    • example: Feeling great trepidation, Anya refused to jump into the pool because she thought she saw a shark in it.

The noun trepidation is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

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Miscellanea

Trepidation: According to a medieval theory of astronomy, trepidation is oscillation in the precession of the equinoxes. The theory was popular from the 9th to the 16th centuries.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Trepidation

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Google previewYour Conscious Classroom (2013)

The Power of Self-Reflection by Barbara Rousseau

As Marianne so eloquently states in the opening quote for this chapter, our deepest trepidation is the fundamental fear of our own power. Xenophobia is an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers. Suffering from this phobia ...

Google previewAmerica's First Black Socialist (2013)

The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark by Nikki M. Taylor

Clark complained that “although colored men were in the hottest of that fight and bore themselves bravely too, the only one whom the artist represents as showing trepidation is the black sailor.” Outraged by the depiction and the message it ...

Google previewThe Classical Moralists (2004)

Selections Illustrating Ethics from Socrates to Martineau by Benjamin Rand

Trepidation is a fear accompanied with an oppression of the voice. Anxiety is a fear of some uncertain event. Again, desire is an irrational appetite; to which head, the following feelings are referrible: want, hatred, contentiousness, anger, love, ...

Google previewStudy Skills and Dyslexia in the Secondary School (2002)

A Practical Approach by Marion Griffiths

trepidationTrepidation is a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen. reconciliation – Reconciliation is an ...

Google previewIndian Jurist (1894)

A Journal and Law Reports

A little trepidation is a healthy sign. Men are nervous upon very little cause.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes ... (1845)

by John Platts

Trepidation, [trepidatio, L.] the state of quivering from fear.

Google previewThe writer's and student's assistant: or, A compendious dictionary, rendering the more common words and phrases in the English language into the more elegant or scholastic (1838)

by John Henry Brady

TREMBLING— tremor, trepidation, shaking, shivering. TREMENDOUS.

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

by Walter William Skeat

Trepidation. (F.-L.) F ...

Google previewENGLISH - ENGLISH DICTIONARY (POCKET SIZE) (2015)

by V&S EDITORIAL BOARD

Trepidation – (noun) 1 a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen. There was trepidation in the air about the impending blow. 2 trembling motion. The trepidation was due to an illness and not anxiety, the doctor informed us.

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

doubt, dread, fright, horror, panic, phobia, reverence, suspicion, terror, trepidation, uneasiness, venerate fear and apprehension: angst, presentiment, trepidation fear or concern, exaggerated or obsessive: complex fear, a shudder of : frisson, ...

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Joe Wright called me and I also had some trepidation along those lines but he said no, it would work. He had a very clear and specific idea of what he wanted to do. (Donald Sutherland)
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Scrabble value of T1R1E1P3I1D2A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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