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Synonyms for trepidation
ˌtrɛp ɪˈdeɪ ʃəntrep·i·da·tion

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  1. trepidationnoun

    A fearful state; a state of hesitation or concern.

    I decided, with considerable trepidation, to let him drive my car without me.

    Synonyms:
    hesitation, fear, agitation, consternation, worry, apprehension

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trepidation

    Fear is the generic term denoting an emotion excited by threatening evil with a desire to avoid or escape it; fear may be sudden or lingering, in view of present, of imminent, or of distant and only possible danger; in the latter sense dread is oftener used. Horror (etymologically a shivering or shuddering) denotes a shuddering fear accompanied with abhorrence or such a shock to the feelings and sensibilities as may exist without fear, as when one suddenly encounters some ghastly spectacle; we say of a desperate but fettered criminal, "I looked upon him with horror." Where horror includes fear, it is fear mingled with abhorrence. (See ABHOR.) Affright, fright, and terror are always sudden, and in actual presence of that which is terrible. Fear may overwhelm, or may nerve one to desperate defense; fright and terror render one incapable of defense; fear may be controlled by force of will; fright and terror overwhelm the will; terror paralyzes, fright may cause one to fly, to scream, or to swoon. Fright is largely a matter of the nerves; fear of the intellect and the imagination; terror of all the faculties, bodily and mental. Panic is a sudden fear or fright, affecting numbers at once; vast armies or crowded audiences are liable to panic upon slight occasion. In a like sense we speak of a financial panic. Dismay is a helpless sinking of heart in view of some overwhelming peril or sorrow. Dismay is more reflective, enduring, and despairing than fright; a horse is subject to fright or terror, but not to dismay. Awe is a reverential fear. Compare ALARM.

    See synonyms for FORTITUDE.

    Synonyms:
    affright, apprehension, awe, consternation, dismay, disquietude, dread, fear, fright, horror, misgiving, panic, terror, timidity, trembling, tremor

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trepidation

    Synonyms:
    terror, trembling, excitement, alarm, fright, peturbation, tremor, hurry, emotion, disturbance, agitation, panic, demoralization

    Antonyms:
    immobility, firmness, bold, ness, steadfastness, courage, confidence, self-command

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trepidationnoun

    a feeling of alarm or dread

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. trepidationnoun

    Synonyms:
    shaking, trembling, quaking, quivering, tremor, agitation, perturbation, flutter, tremulousness, excitement, discomposure

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "trepidation":

    anxiety, apprehension

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How to use trepidation in a sentence?

  1. Aisha Chipampe:

    This trepidation, the anxiety, it's everywhere, it's all over the world, i was looking out over the city, London, a beautiful city, and the thing I love about it is it is truly representative of true international diversity, in ways that you don't see in cities, most cities particularly, even in the United States, and that is a gift.

  2. Pat James:

    Actually, I didn’t have apprehension so much about the COVID as I did about some other issues, like terrorism, i had a little trepidation last night. But we’re both vaccinated. When we got into a crowd, we wore our masks. I just wish people would get vaccinated, so this would end.

  3. Steve Barrow:

    The significance of any Greek default at this juncture is that the negative psyche that results will mix with the trepidation that's already out there over the global financial cycle, hence, we'd see default as a pretty traumatic event for the markets, even if many seem to doubt this right now.

  4. Augustin Eden:

    The indices are treading water today ... there seems to be a little bit of trepidation at the moment because of what's been going on in Paris this morning and overnight.

  5. Tim Ghriskey:

    There's always trepidation going into a Fed meeting, anything that gives visibility to the potential for future rate hikes is going to keep people on the sidelines.


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