Definition and Meanings for trepidation
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Part of Speech of trepidation
Etymology of trepidation
Meaning of trepidation
- an involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.
- hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion; fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.
- 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.