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.
For some time we crouched there, Lop-Ear nervous and anxious to be gone, perpetually and apprehensively peering this way and that, and myself whimpering softly and sobbing.
I don't think there's hardly a chance of his really losing it, but carriers are under great temptation to pretend they lose things, no doubt,' said Mrs Nubbles apprehensively, in reference to the first point.
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.
He glanced a trifle apprehensively toward the crowded ball-room.
His eyes were constantly rolling apprehensively from side to side as now one and now another of the fierce pack chanced to wander near him, so that for the most of the time it was principally the whites that showed.
But Bashti kept his word, and on the third day was too busy, with a more momentous problem, to deliver Bubu and Nena to the blind old man who apprehensively waited their coming.
Their mother looked apprehensively in their direction.
She looked apprehensively toward the folding-doors that shut us off from the front parlor.
Even as he lifted the receiver to his ear, he looked around him half apprehensively.
Nancy, looking at her apprehensively, saw that her small chin was quivering, and that her eyes were full of tears.