Synonyms and Antonyms of tremulous

  1. 1 easily frightened a tremulous girl somehow mustered up the courage to ask a question of the governor Synonyms fainthearted, fearful, fearsome, mousy (or mousey), scary, skittish, timid, timorous, shyRelated Words chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, cowardly, craven, dastardly, gutless, lily-livered, milk-livered [archaic], poltroon, pusillanimous, spineless, unheroic, yellow; jittery, jumpy, spooky; anxious, apprehensive, nervous; afraid, alarmed, horrified, panicked, panicky, panic-stricken, scared, shocked, spooked, startled, terrified, terrorized, unnervedNear Antonyms brave, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undaunted, valiant, valorous; assured, confident, self-assured, self-confident; determined, firm, game, plucky, resolute, undeterred, unflinching, unswerving; mettlesome, spirited, spunkyAntonyms adventuresome, adventurous, audacious, bold, daring, dashing, gutsy, hardy, venturesome, venturous

  2. 2 marked by or given to small uncontrollable bodily movements the frail woman extended a tremulous hand in welcome Synonyms aquiver, atremble, quaking, quavery, quivering, shaking, shuddering, shuddery, tottering, tottery, trembling, trembly, shaky, wobbling (also wabbling), wobbly (also wabbly)Related Words convulsive; shivering, shivery; rocky, staggery, unstable, unsteady, wavering, wavery; palpitating, pulsating, throbbingNear Antonyms controlled, firm, settled, stable, steady

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