trepid
adjective Etymology: Latin trepidus Date: 1650 timorous, fearful

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  • Trepid — Trep id, a. [L. trepidus.] Trembling; quaking. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trepid — 1640s, from L. trepidus “scared” (see TREPIDATION (Cf. trepidation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • trepid — adjective timid, timorous, fearful The trepid mouse. Ant: intrepid …   Wiktionary

  • trepid — /trep id/, adj. fearful or apprehensive, esp. trembling from fear. [1640 50; < L trepidus] * * * …   Universalium

  • trepid — (L). Restless, confused …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • trepid — trep·id …   English syllables

  • trepid — trep•id [[t]ˈtrɛp ɪd[/t]] adj. cvb fearful or apprehensive • Etymology: 1640–50; < L trepidus …   From formal English to slang

  • trepid — adjective timid by nature or revealing timidity timorous little mouse in a timorous tone cast fearful glances at the large dog • Syn: ↑fearful, ↑timorous • Similar to: ↑timid …   Useful english dictionary

  • trepidatory — trepidˈatory adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑trepidation …   Useful english dictionary

  • trepidly — adverb in a timorous and trepid manner • Syn: ↑timorously • Derived from adjective: ↑trepid, ↑timorous (for: ↑timorously) * * * adverb see trepid …   Useful english dictionary

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