Apprehensive – meaning of the word and examples

Feeling worried about something you are going to do or that is going to happen. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Feeling anxiety about the future; featuring that something unpleasant will happen. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Viewing the future with anxiety or alarm feeling or showing fear or apprehension about the future. (Merriam – Webster)

Capable of understanding or quick to do so: Discerning. (Merriam – Webster)

Having awareness or knowledge of something : Cognizant. (Merriam – Webster)

Anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Someone who is apprehensive is afraid that something bad may happen.


The Ambiguity of ‘Apprehension’

Apprehensive. Your Dictionary.


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