apprehensive


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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.

apprehensive

(ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪv)
adj
fearful or anxious
ˌappreˈhensively adv
ˌappreˈhensiveness n

ap•pre•hen•sive

(ˌæp rɪˈhɛn sɪv)

adj.
1. uneasy or fearful about something that might happen.
2. quick to learn or understand.
3. perceptive; discerning.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin]
ap`pre•hen′sive•ly, adv.
ap`pre•hen′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apprehensive - quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
perceptive - having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"
2.apprehensive - 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"
uneasy - lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance; "farmers were uneasy until rain finally came"; "uneasy about his health"; "gave an uneasy laugh"; "uneasy lies the head that wears the crown"; "an uneasy coalition government"; "an uneasy calm"; "an uneasy silence fell on the group"
3.apprehensive - in fear or dread of possible evil or harmapprehensive - in fear or dread of possible evil or harm; "apprehensive for one's life"; "apprehensive of danger"
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"

apprehensive

adjective anxious, concerned, worried, afraid, alarmed, nervous, suspicious, doubtful, uneasy, fearful, neurotic, disquieted, foreboding, twitchy (informal), mistrustful, antsy (informal) People are still terribly apprehensive about the future.
confident, assured, composed, at ease, unafraid, nonchalant

apprehensive

adjective
Filled with fear or terror:
Regional: afeard, ascared.
Translations
خائِفخائِف، قَلِق
bázlivýznepokojený
bekymretængstelig
pelokas
zabrinut
kvíîinn, áhyggjufullur
心配して
불안한
orolig
หวั่นใจ
lo lắng

apprehensive

[ˌæprɪˈhensɪv] ADJinquieto
I was feeling a little apprehensivesentía cierta aprensión, me sentía inquieto
he is apprehensive that he might fail the examteme or le preocupa suspender el examen
she is apprehensive that some accident might befall her childrenteme que or le preocupa que sus hijos puedan tener un accidente
to be apprehensive about sthestar inquieto por algo
everyone is apprehensive about the ordeals to cometodos están inquietos por los terribles momentos que puedan avecinarse
I'm a bit apprehensive about the tripel viaje me tiene inquieto
they're a little apprehensive about comingles inquieta un poco la idea de venir
we were both apprehensive about the reaction of the other playersambos temíamos la reacción de los otros jugadores
to grow apprehensiveinquietarse
he gave her an apprehensive lookla miró aprensivo or inquieto, le dirigió una mirada de aprensión or inquietud

apprehensive

[ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪv] adj [person] → inquiet/ète, appréhensif/ive
to be apprehensive of sth [+ consequences] → appréhender qch
to be apprehensive about sth (= fearful) → avoir peur de qch
People are still apprehensive about the future → Les gens ont encore peur de l'avenir.

apprehensive

adjängstlich; to be apprehensive of somethingetw befürchten; to be apprehensive that …fürchten, dass …; he was apprehensive about the futureer schaute mit ängstlicher Sorge or verzagt in die Zukunft; to be apprehensive for somebody/about somebody’s safetysich (dat)Sorgen um jdn/jds Sicherheit machen

apprehensive

[ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪv] adj (person) → in apprensione; (expression) → apprensivo/a

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

apprehensive

خائِف znepokojený bekymret ängstlich ανήσυχος aprensivo pelokas inquiet zabrinut apprensivo 心配して 불안한 ongerust urolig spostrzegawczy apreensivo испытывающий тревогу orolig หวั่นใจ endişeli lo lắng 忧虑的
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