unapprehensive


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unapprehensive

(ʌnˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪv)
adj
1. slow to understand; not intelligent
2. ignorant of or slow to identify danger
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unapprehensive - not recognizing or slow to recognize dangerunapprehensive - not recognizing or slow to recognize danger
fearless, unafraid - oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
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Translations

unapprehensive

adj
(= slow)schwerfällig; (= slow on the uptake)schwer von Begriff
(= unconcerned)unbekümmert, furchtlos
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References in classic literature ?
When the entire ship's company were assembled, and with curious and not wholly unapprehensive faces, were eyeing him, for he looked not unlike the weather horizon when a storm is coming up, Ahab, after rapidly glancing over the bulwarks, and then darting his eyes among the crew, started from his standpoint; and as though not a soul were nigh him resumed his heavy turns upon the deck.
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When he is sitting quiet, thinking about his sins, or is absent-minded or unapprehensive of danger, his majestic ears project above him conspicuously; but the breaking of a twig will scare him nearly to death, and then he tilts his ears back gently and starts for home (Twain, 1996, 32).