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Synonyms for apprehension
ˌæp rɪˈhɛn ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread(noun)

    fearful expectation or anticipation

    "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

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

  2. understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy(noun)

    the cognitive condition of someone who understands

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

    Synonyms:
    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, misgiving(noun)

    painful expectation

    Synonyms:
    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 custody(noun)

    the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

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

    Synonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  2. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  3. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  4. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  5. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  6. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  7. apprehension(noun)

    Antonyms:
    inapprehension

  8. apprehension(noun)

    Synonyms:
    alarm

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.

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

    Antonyms:
    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apprehension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    seizure, arrest

  2. apprehension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    understanding, intellect, intelligence, intellection, mind, reason

  3. apprehension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    conception, IMAGINATION, the mind's eye

  4. apprehension(n.)

    Synonyms:
    knowledge, discernment, perception, sense

  5. apprehension(n.)

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

  6. apprehension(n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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Translations for apprehension

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  • اعتقالArabic
  • арест, хващане, мнение, представа, разбиране, схващане, задържане, опасениеBulgarian
  • obava, pochopeníCzech
  • AuffassungGerman
  • aprensión, arrestoSpanish
  • ymmärrys, ymmärtäminen, ottaminen, aavistus, käsitys, pidätys, pidättäminenFinnish
  • חֲשָׁשׁHebrew
  • 捕捉Japanese
  • pekerauMāori
  • verstand, begrip, vastgrijpen, grijpen, gezichtspunt, angst, vrees, begrijpen, visie, arrestatie, opinieDutch
  • arest, arestare, idee, opinie, pricepere, concepție, înțelegere, părere, aprehensiuneRomanian
  • понимание, представление, арест, опасение, мнение, осмысление, задержание, хватаниеRussian
  • shvaćanje, poimanje, hapšenje, strepnja, arestSerbo-Croatian
  • farhåga, fruktan, oroSwedish

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