: such as is or might be caused by nervousness or shakiness <a tremulous smile>
: exceedingly sensitive : easily shaken or disordered
— trem·u·lous·ly adverb
— trem·u·lous·ness noun
Examples of TREMULOUS
- She opened the letter with tremulous hands.
- He spoke with a tremulous voice.
Origin of TREMULOUS
— more at tremble
First Known Use: 1611
Related to TREMULOUS
- fainthearted, fearful, fearsome, mousy (or mousey), scary, skittish, timid, timorous, shy
- adventuresome, adventurous, audacious, bold, daring, dashing, gutsy, hardy, venturesome, venturous
trem·u·lous adjective \ˈtrem-yə-ləs\ (Medical Dictionary)
: characterized by or affected with trembling or tremors
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