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

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  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.

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  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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  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

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  1. apprehensionnoun

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "apprehension":

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

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  1. Saint Augustine:

    To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal.

  2. Lucan:

    The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.

  3. Magnus Conteh:

    At the time of the outbreak, there was a lot of fear, and apprehension, and denial of the existence of Ebola.

  4. 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.

  5. Robert Jones Burdette:

    There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry. Two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday And the other day I do not worry about is Tomorrow.

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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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