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[ US /ˌtɹɛpɪˈdeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /tɹˌɛpɪdˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. a feeling of alarm or dread
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How To Use trepidation In A Sentence

  • Xmas hurtles at us like a skateboarding troll trundling downhill - it's big, impressive, but to be viewed with a certain trepidation by those in its path. Toys R Us - Military Sword & Sorcery is coming ("#### Harry Potter! Daddy, where's my axe?")
  • Adding to my trepidation is this primary poll from Survey USA, which confirms Roulstone's campaign doesn't yet have the profile it needs. Sound Politics: Roulstone Update
  • Thanks for your kind words about the articles, but why did you feel fear and trepidation?
  • I have to say I know we shared the same trepidation about being mums to boys, but mine arrived on Monday morning and we've never been happier in the 'shwa. High-Low
  • Japanese eat fugu without much fear or trepidation because of the confidence they have in licensed chefs.
  • He had passed an unsettled life in continued exile up to his eightieth year; having been harassed with many contumelies and injuries, he had endured with difficulty a miserable and anxious existence, in continual trepidation; famine had driven him out of the land whither he had gone, by the command and under the auspices of God, into Egypt. Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1
  • The league's slow-play may be a strategy to show a lack of trepidation about an uncapped -- and unfloored -- 2010. Andrew Brandt: The NFL Changing Before Our Eyes?
  • Like all bathroom scales, ours are trod with hope and trepidation.
  • The posthumous publication of his diaries is awaited with trepidation by some and eager anticipation by those who knew him best. Times, Sunday Times
  • Selling a property in this country can be a fraught business, full of fear and trepidation and attended by frustration and delay at every point.
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