Great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger
Yet even back then, behind the smiles, was great trepidation.
Reading through the various messages I begin to feel a little trepidation at the possibility of getting a job in the US.
With extreme trepidation, I complied, closing the door behind me.
There was a trepidation on the part of regulators.
The trepidation expressed by many western policy-makers is understandable.