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Synonyms for apprehensive
ˌæp rɪˈhɛn sɪvap·pre·hen·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apprehensive, discerningadjective

    quick to understand

    "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Synonyms:
    discreet, worried, discerning

    Antonyms:
    unperceptive, easy, unperceiving, fearless, unafraid(p)

  2. apprehensive, worriedadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    upset, distressed, worried, disquieted, disturbed, discerning

    Antonyms:
    easy, unafraid(p), unperceptive, fearless, unperceiving

  3. apprehensiveadjective

    in fear or dread of possible evil or harm

    "apprehensive for one's life"; "apprehensive of danger"

    Synonyms:
    worried, discerning

    Antonyms:
    fearless, unperceptive, unperceiving, unafraid(p), easy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apprehensiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    quick to understand

  2. apprehensiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    fearful, distrustful, suspicious, anxious, afraid

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. apprehensiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    discerning, apt, fearful, anxious, worried

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "apprehensive":

    worried

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How to use apprehensive in a sentence?

  1. Jason Rabinowitz:

    The technology has finally matured to the point where airlines aren't as apprehensive to pick the latest generation technology, airlines are cost-conscious and they prefer to know it's not going to need replacing in two years.

  2. Yu Bin:

    My guess is that Anna Kireeva is apprehensive of China's sensitivities when Anna Kireeva comes to the Opening Ceremony and maybe some part of the Olympics, anna Kireeva wants to give Anna Kireeva enough spotlight in the media, and Anna Kireeva also doesn't want to steal attention from Putin's Xi meeting...( which reinforces the message that) even if sanctions( do) happen, Anna Kireeva is not on Anna Kireeva own, but has a partnership with another global superpower.

  3. Alex Stevens:

    I'm very apprehensive about what's happening right now and what's going to happen over the next few weeks to this group of our society who are extremely vulnerable, who've been exposed to adverse experiences, neglect and abuse from childhood onwards, and now risk being put at the back of the queue for support when in fact, they should be in front of it.

  4. The Paulette:

    It was just one of those things that once I became apprehensive I didn't want to be involved, at the end of the day, I wish her well. I just couldn't be caught up in it.

  5. Fords CEO Jim Farley:

    The economics of staying out of work are getting more attractive during the summer, it's people that are apprehensive. It's people who say,' I don't want to wear a mask this week.' It's a variety of things.


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