HyperDic: apprehensive

English > 3 senses of the word apprehensive:
ADJECTIVEallapprehensive, discerningquick to understand
allapprehensive, worriedmentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
allapprehensivein fear or dread of possible evil or harm
apprehensive > pronunciation
Soundsae.prihhheh'nsihv; ae.priyhheh'nsihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > apprehensive: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningQuick to understand.
Example"a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
Synonymdiscerning
BroaderperceptiveHaving the ability to perceive or understand
Spanishagudo, perspicaz, sagaz
Verbsapprehendget the meaning / meaning of something
English > apprehensive: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc.
Examples
  • "apprehensive about her job"
  • "felt apprehensive about the consequences"
Synonymworried
Broaderuneasylacking a sense of security or affording no ease / ease or reassurance
Spanishaprensivo, inquieto, miedoso, temeroso
Nounsapprehensivenessfearful expectation or anticipation
Verbsapprehendanticipate with dread or anxiety
English > apprehensive: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningIn fear or dread of possible evil or harm.
Examples
  • "apprehensive for one's life"
  • "apprehensive of danger"
BroaderafraidFilled with fear or apprehension
Spanishaprensivo
Catalanaprensiu
Nounsapprehensivenessfearful expectation or anticipation
Adverbsapprehensivelywith anxiety or apprehension
Verbsapprehendanticipate with dread or anxiety

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