Meaning of 'apprehensive'

Find the meaning of the word ‘apprehensive’

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Meaning of ‘apprehensive’

3 definitions found.



in fear or dread of possible evil or harm

Example: "apprehensive for one's life"


mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc

Example: "They were apprehensive about their job."

Synonyms: worried


quick to understand

Example: "a kind and apprehensive friend- Nathaniel Hawthorne"

Synonyms: discerning

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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