What does the word trepidation mean?

Usage examples for trepidation

  1. But he was gone, and she was left in trepidation, imagining the sort of formidable young man who was soon to be presented to her, and shaking at the thought of him. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. Elaine gazed about in trepidation. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  3. As he turned to the mirror it was with trepidation, his last glance at it had been so dreadful; but he was relieved to find a pleasanter expression on his face. – Santa Claus's Partner by Thomas Nelson Page