tremulous


trem·u·lous

adjective \-ləs\

: shaking slightly especially because of nervousness, weakness, or illness

: feeling or showing a lack of confidence or courage

Full Definition of TREMULOUS

1
:  characterized by or affected with trembling or tremors
2
:  affected with timidity :  timorous
3
:  such as is or might be caused by nervousness or shakiness <a tremulous smile>
4
:  exceedingly sensitive :  easily shaken or disordered
trem·u·lous·ly adverb
trem·u·lous·ness noun

Examples of TREMULOUS

  1. She opened the letter with tremulous hands.
  2. He spoke with a tremulous voice.

Origin of TREMULOUS

Latin tremulus — more at tremble
First Known Use: 1611

Rhymes with TREMULOUS

trem·u·lous

adjective \ˈtrem-yə-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TREMULOUS

: characterized by or affected with trembling or tremors
trem·u·lous·ness noun

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