trepidation


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Synonyms for trepidation

Synonyms for trepidation

great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger

Words related to trepidation

a feeling of alarm or dread

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For without that, there useth to be more trepidation in court upon the first breaking out of troubles, than were fit.
Princess Mary went to the door of the study with special trepidation.
It was to inquire whether anything could be done to atone that in considerable trepidation I sent in my card to the clown, and the result of our talk was that he invited me and David to have tea with him on Thursday next at his lodgings.
For a time there was the sound of excited discussion within the palisade, but at length a half-dozen warriors came and opened the gates, peering anxiously out in evident trepidation as to the nature of the creature which they should find waiting there.
These I crossed in great trepidation, descending to the ground and running at the top of my speed.
The black sprang away in trepidation, but the blood of Terrence the Magnificent was true in Jerry, and, like his father before him, he followed up, slashing the black's other calf into a ruddy pattern.
And with great trepidation, Rose gave up her funny little accounts.
Bella felt a little vague trepidation as to the subject-matter of this same consultation, until Mrs Boffin announced it.
It was not without great fear and trepidation that little Nell slipped off her shoes and gliding through the store-room of old curiosities, where Mr Brass--the ugliest piece of goods in all the stock--lay sleeping on a mattress, passed into her own little chamber.
I've seen what that environment brings - a trepidation and an anxiety.
After losing their home opener to Vancouver, the Calgary Flames approached a six-game road trip with a fair amount of trepidation.
IT TOOK little more than 40 minutes for the optimism and trepidation with which these two teams began their National One campaigns to be completely vindicated.
Steve Issitt, president of the Birmingham University and College Union, said: "Obviously in the current economic climate, when you hear the word collaboration there is a feeling of mild trepidation and people do worry that it would mean a negative impact on our jobs.
So let's go into the New Year not with trepidation or dread, but with high expectations and determination.
Gianfranco Zola's appointment was met with a degree of trepidation by certain West Ham fans, particularly because of his former ties with Chelsea.