Definition of 'trepidation'
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He will feel immense pride, and a little trepidation too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Spin does not test your bravery like speed, but it can turn batsmen inside out and upside down with anxiety and trepidation. The Sun (2016)Perhaps this importance accounts for the sheer trepidation many feel as they walk up to the podium. Times, Sunday Times (2012)England teams used to come here with fear and trepidation and little expectation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was business as usual, despite the trepidation and fear surrounding the resurrected grand prix. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It doesn't come without a bit of fear and trepidation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The England players are feeling excitement but also a little trepidation because we are entering the unknown. The Sun (2009)Gurkhas who were in Britain as asylum seekers had awaited the ruling with trepidation as they feared deportation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I went along with more than a little trepidation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I get into the plastic dinghy with not a little trepidation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Well, they are thinking about the next few weeks with a little more trepidation than they did before. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I wake up each day with a feeling of nervous trepidation, fearing what it will bring. The Sun (2016)They host Norwich City today and fans would be forgiven for feeling trepidation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Used Occasionally. trepidation is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'trepidation'
British English: trepidation NOUN
Trepidation is fear or anxiety about something that you are going to do or experience.
It was with some trepidation that I viewed the prospect of cycling across the country.
Definition of trepidation from the Collins English Dictionary
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