trepid


trepid

trepid [trep-id] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. fearful or apprehensive, especially trembling from fear.

Origin of trepid First recorded in 1640–50, trepid is from the Latin word trepidus Examples from the Web for trepid Historical Examples of trepid

  • The muscles of the spiritual athlete pant for such exertion; and without it, they would dwindle into trepid imbecility.

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

    Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • Word Origin and History for trepid adj.

    1640s, from Latin trepidus “scared” (see trepidation).

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