toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

trepidation
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition fear or anxiety about what will happen
  • I was by this time in a state of such excessive trepidation and wandering of mind, as to be quite unable to fix my attention on anything.
    Chapters 40-42 (27% in)
trepidation = fear or anxiety
  • It would have been better, as it turned out, to have led gently up to this announcement, for Mrs. Micawber, being in a delicate state of health, was overcome by it, and was taken so unwell, that Mr. Micawber was obliged, in great trepidation, to run down to the water-butt in the backyard, and draw a basinful to lave her brow with.
    Chapters 25-27 (97% in)
  • He did not gather his eyebrows together, for he had none worth mentioning; but he frowned to that degree that he almost closed his small eyes, while the hurried raising of his grisly hand to his chin betrayed some trepidation or surprise.
    Chapters 52-54 (11% in)

There are no more uses of "trepidation" in David Copperfield.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®