from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Timid; timorous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. timid, timorous, fearful

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Trembling; quaking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Trembling from fear or terror; quaking: opposed to intrepid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. timid by nature or revealing timidity


Latin trepidus, anxious.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin trepidus ("anxious"). (Wiktionary)



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