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Adjective
/ˌapriˈhensiv/,
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Anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen,
  1. Anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen
    • - he felt apprehensive about going home
    • - they were apprehensive that something might go wrong
  2. Of or relating to perception or understanding


  1. quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; "apprehensive about her job"; "not used to a city and worried about small things"; "felt apprehensive about the consequences"
  3. in fear or dread of possible evil or harm; "apprehensive for one's life"; "apprehensive of danger"
  4. (apprehensively) anxiously: with anxiety or apprehension; "we watched anxiously"
  5. (apprehension) understanding: the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"
  6. (apprehension) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
  7. (Apprehension (fear)) Fear is an emotional response to a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. Some psychologists such as John B. ...
  8. (Apprehension (understanding)) In psychology, apprehension (Lat. ad, "to"; prehendere, "to seize") is a term applied to a model of consciousness in which nothing is affirmed or denied of the object in question, but the mind is merely aware of ("seizes") it.
  9. Anticipating something with anxiety or fear; Perceptive; quick to learn; intelligent; capable of grasping with the mind or intellect
  10. (apprehension) The physical act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure; The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest; The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception; Opinion; conception; ...
  11. (Apprehension) The arrest of a removable alien by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Each apprehension of the same alien in a fiscal year is counted separately.
  12. (apprehension) The ability to think and use memory; seizing or capturing perceptions or knowledge. The "span of apprehension" is the number of items one is able to hold in memory at one time, and was studied by James McKeen Cattell.
  13. (Apprehension) An actual arrest of a suspected criminal resulting from the police department responding to a dispatched alarm.
  14. (Apprehension) includes such conditions such as terrified, anxious, fearful and frightened.
  15. To be anxious or fearful about the future.
  16. slightly worried: I felt a little apprehensive before my interview
  17. feeling fear of the future