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.
He carries some creature about with him in that box; about which the landlady seemed to be in considerable trepidation, for she had never seen an animal like it.
Tess thought this was the mansion itself till, passing through the side wicket with some trepidation, and onward to a point at which the drive took a turn, the house proper stood in full view.
Mary re-entered the office not without some trepidation.
It was the first time that Philip set about a portrait, and he began with trepidation but also with pride.
On the morning of the day that the young couple were to arrive, Princess Mary entered the antechamber as usual at the time appointed for the morning greeting, crossing herself with trepidation and repeating a silent prayer.
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.
The Duke pointed out the water jump with some trepidation, but the Prince's glasses rested on it only for a moment.
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.
With that the cub passed out the door in trepidation to the last for fear that Brissenden would hit him in the back with the bottle he still clutched.
The Ass, observing his trepidation at the mere crowing of a Cock summoned courage to attack him, and galloped after him for that purpose.
And with great trepidation, Rose gave up her funny little accounts.
being jealous) were on the side of the disappointed tragedian; so that the latter formed a little group about the redoubtable Mr Lenville, and the former looked on at a little distance in some trepidation and anxiety.