Know Your Next Word : trepidation

10. trepidation :

noun :

fear, apprehension, nervous trembling

usage :

  • The nursery school students were filled with trepidation when they saw the other children in their class dressed in their Halloween costumes.

  • The trepidation of the swimming team was readily apparent. Their knees were knocking as they lined up along the edge of the pool.

  • To be fearless is to be intrepid.

  • The intrepid captain sailed his ship around the world with only a handkerchief for a sail.

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