trepid [trep-id] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- 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.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Word Origin and History for trepid adj.
1640s, from Latin trepidus “scared” (see).