trepidation

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
trep•i•da•tion /ˌtrɛpɪˈdeɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. fear, alarm, or worry:approaching marriage with trepidation.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
trep•i•da•tion  (trep′i dāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation;
    perturbation.
  2. trembling or quivering movement;
    tremor.
  • Latin trepidātiōn- (stem of trepidātiō), equivalent. to trepidāt(us) (past participle of trepidāre to hurry, alarm; see trepid, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
  • 1595–1605
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged trembling, fright.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged quivering, shaking.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
trepidation /ˌtrɛpɪˈdeɪʃən/ n
  1. a state of fear or anxiety
  2. a condition of quaking or palpitation, esp one caused by anxiety
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin trepidātiō, from trepidāre to be in a state of alarm; compare intrepid
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