trepidant

adjective
trep·​i·​dant | \ ˈtre-pə-dənt How to pronounce trepidant (audio) \

Definition of trepidant

First Known Use of trepidant

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trepidant

Latin trepidant-, trepidans, present participle of trepidare

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The first known use of trepidant was in 1892

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“Trepidant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trepidant. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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