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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. William Shatner:

    I'm really quite apprehensive, there's an element of chance here.

  2. Marilyn Hutcheson:

    We're apprehensive, not knowing what transpired, if it was a grievance or terroristic related, we just don't know.

  3. Marshall Faulk:

    My experience was good, i was one of the many people who did n’t have any side effects. It’s almost like I was relieved in a sense of all the things that were going on and how many lives were lost. I was anxious to get it. But what I do understand is there are some other people who are apprehensive about it, and I think what we need to do is stand in our space and allow the vaccinated to be vaccinated, and the non-vaccinated to not be vaccinated.

  4. Ken George:

    Apprehensive, a little bit scared, it continues to rise and I’m plugging holes in my levee and hoping that my fields don't flood…it’s a scary situation. I’m hoping for the best but it could be worse than I ever imagined.

  5. 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.

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