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Synonyms for apprehension
ˌæp rɪˈhɛn ʃənap·pre·hen·sion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. apprehension

    Alarm, according to its derivation all'arme, "to arms," is an arousing to meet and repel danger, and may be quite consistent with true courage. Affright and fright express sudden fear which, for the time at least, overwhelms courage. The sentinel discovers with alarm the sudden approach of the enemy; the unarmed villagers view it with affright. Apprehension, disquietude, dread, misgiving, and solicitude are in anticipation of danger; consternation, dismay, and terror are overwhelming fear, generally in the actual presence of that which is terrible, though these words also may have an anticipative force. Timidity is a quality, habit, or condition, a readiness to be affected with fear. A person of great timidity is constantly liable to needless alarm and even terror. Compare FEAR.

    affright, alarm, consternation, dismay, disquietude, dread, fear, fright, misgiving, panic, solicitude, terror, timidity

    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

    Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apprehension, apprehensiveness, dreadnoun

    fearful expectation or anticipation

    "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

    pinch, savvy, collar, misgiving, dread, arrest, taking into custody, understanding, catch, apprehensiveness, discernment

  2. understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvynoun

    the cognitive condition of someone who understands

    "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

    sympathy, judgement, intellect, collar, perceptiveness, dread, discernment, appreciation, misgiving, taste, catch, sagaciousness, judgment, pinch, discretion, savvy, reason, understanding, agreement, taking into custody, arrest, sagacity, apprehensiveness

  3. apprehension, misgivingnoun

    painful expectation

    savvy, mistrust, suspicion, scruple, dread, misgiving, catch, arrest, pinch, distrust, qualm, understanding, taking into custody, discernment, collar, apprehensiveness

  4. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custodynoun

    the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

    "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

    hitch, hint, touch, understanding, mite, jot, stoppage, catch, halt, shoe collar, dog collar, snap, match, snatch, tinge, soupcon, exigency, speck, neckband, collar, taking into custody, leash, stop, discernment, misgiving, emergency, arrest, tweak, pinch, stay, apprehensiveness, dread, savvy, gimmick, grab, haul, choker, check

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apprehensionnoun

    seizure, arrest

  2. apprehensionnoun

    understanding, intellect, intelligence, intellection, mind, reason

  3. apprehensionnoun

    conception, IMAGINATION, the mind's eye

  4. apprehensionnoun

    knowledge, discernment, perception, sense

  5. apprehensionnoun

    opinion, belief, fancy, supposition, judgment, sentiment, idea, notion

  6. apprehensionnoun

    fear, dread, distrust, suspicion, anxiety, solicitude, care, concern, misgiving, alarm, worry, disquiet, uneasiness, vexation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. apprehensionnoun

    seizure, arrest, opinion, conception, belief, notion, understanding, fear, dread, anxiety, solicitude, alarm

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "apprehension":

    fear, arrest, foreboding, detention, concern, trepidation, capture, anxiety, apprehend

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How to use apprehension in a sentence?

  1. George Washington:

    If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the Constitution framed by the Convention, where I had the honor to preside, might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical Society, certainly I would never have placed my signature to it.

  2. The White House:

    This response showcased American leadership at its finest on the world stage, just as we came together as a nation to fortify our domestic resilience in the face of understandable apprehension, to be sure, our tasks are far from complete ; we will keep working to meet this challenge until there are zero cases in West Africa 10 months ago and our domestic infrastructure is fully completed.

  3. Patrick Lynch:

    The apprehension was made under fluid circumstances where the subject might have fled and the officer did a professional job of bringing the individual to the ground to prevent that occurrence, it is truly unfortunate that the arrest was a result of mistaken identity by the complainant in the case and we regret any embarrassment or injury suffered by Mr. Blake as a result.

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    Fear can be passed on to others and, similar to fear of flying, its smell can be sensed by people in outlandish places or fussy situations. Its apprehension may be nasal or actuated through our brain, our memory or the sensorial spread, and not at the least through a sixth sense. (One could still feel the smell of fear )

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Invisible God might have apprehension at the time of world creation that if HE does not show deception often through women, then men may mistake HIS made hell on earth as heaven.

Translations for apprehension

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  • اعتقالArabic
  • разбиране, схващане, представа, арест, задържане, мнение, опасение, хващанеBulgarian
  • pochopení, obavaCzech
  • AuffassungGerman
  • aprensión, arrestoSpanish
  • ymmärtäminen, pidätys, käsitys, ymmärrys, pidättäminen, ottaminen, aavistusFinnish
  • डरHindi
  • חֲשָׁשׁHebrew
  • 捕捉Japanese
  • pekerauMāori
  • arrestatie, opinie, visie, verstand, vrees, begrip, begrijpen, grijpen, angst, gezichtspunt, vastgrijpenDutch
  • idee, părere, arestare, aprehensiune, arest, înțelegere, opinie, concepție, pricepereRomanian
  • задержание, хватание, представление, осмысление, мнение, арест, понимание, опасениеRussian
  • shvaćanje, arest, poimanje, hapšenje, strepnjaSerbo-Croatian
  • oro, fruktan, farhågaSwedish
  • பயம்Tamil

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