apprehensively


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ap·pre·hen·sive

 (ăp′rĭ-hĕn′sĭv)
adj.
1. Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy: was apprehensive before the surgery.
2. Archaic Capable of understanding and quick to apprehend.

ap′pre·hen′sive·ly adv.
ap′pre·hen′sive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.apprehensively - with anxiety or apprehensionapprehensively - with anxiety or apprehension; "we watched anxiously"
Translations
بِخَوف، بِقَلَق
bázlivěs obavami
bekymret
aggódva
meî kvíîa
endişeylekorkarak

apprehensively

[ˌæprɪˈhensɪvlɪ] ADVcon aprensión, con temor

apprehensively

[ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪvli] adv [watch, wait, listen, look] → avec appréhension

apprehensively

advängstlich

apprehensively

[ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪvlɪ] advapprensivamente

apprehend

(apriˈhend) verb
1. to arrest. The police apprehended the thief.
2. to understand.
ˌappreˈhension (-ʃən) noun
1. fear.
2. understanding.
ˌappreˈhensive (-siv) adjective
anxious; worried. an apprehensive expression.
ˌappreˈhensively adverb
ˌappreˈhensiveness noun
References in classic literature ?
I saw grandmother look apprehensively at grandfather.
I should think not," said the old gentleman, eyeing Clifford earnestly, and rather apprehensively.
He looked round the barroom with rather an anxious air, and, retreating with his valuables to the warmest corner, disposed them under his chair, sat down, and looked rather apprehensively up at the worthy whose heels illustrated the end of the mantel-piece, who was spitting from right to left, with a courage and energy rather alarming to gentlemen of weak nerves and particular habits.
They glanced backward over their shoulders from time to time, apprehensively, as if they feared they might be followed.
Woodhouse, who could not be induced to get so far as London, even for poor Isabella's sake; and who consequently was now most nervously and apprehensively happy in forestalling this too short visit.
Then, looking apprehensively under the desk, she replied, "There is no cat here, Miss Ward.
and all at once I stopped, sat up in dismay and, bending over apprehensively, began to listen with a beating heart.
He is meagre; his low and narrow forehead is deeply wrinkled; his eyes, small and lustreless, sometimes wander apprehensively about him, but oftener seem to look inward.
While he spoke, Maria was looking apprehensively round at Edmund in full expectation that he must oppose such an enlargement of the plan as this: so contrary to all their first protestations; but Edmund said nothing.
He glanced a trifle apprehensively toward the crowded ball-room.
For a long time he lay waiting apprehensively for the pitching and tossing and his qualms to return, and so, lying, boxed up in the locker, he presently fell asleep.
A postman, a washerwoman, a circular, a bill--she presented herself with each of these perfectly natural possibilities; but, to her surprise, her mind rejected each one of them impatiently, even apprehensively.