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Definition of Apprehensive

Apprehensive

  1. Capable of apprehending, or quick to do so; apt; discerning.
  2. Knowing; conscious; cognizant.
  3. Relating to the faculty of apprehension.
  4. Anticipative of something unfavorable' fearful of what may be coming; in dread of possible harm; in expectation of evil.
  5. Sensible; feeling; perceptive.

Apprehensive Quotations

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
Aristotle

When I started this project, I was a young architect. I was very apprehensive about any changes to the design. Whether I wanted to or not, I learned that you can accept some changes to its form without compromising its intent. But it's a leap of faith that I didn't want to make initially - to put it mildly.
Michael Arad

Persons who have been homeless carry within them a certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership.
Jerzy Kosinski

Like most people - unless they're very practised at it or have no warm blood at all in their veins - I feel a little apprehensive about the red carpet. It's always a bit bewildering when people are taking pictures and asking questions before the ceremony.
Viggo Mortensen

My disorder has been attended with several symptoms of a consumption; and I have been at times apprehensive that my great change was at hand: yet blessed be God, I have never been affrighted; but, on the contrary, at times much delighted with a view of its approach.
David Brainerd
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Apprehensive Translations

apprehensive in German is bedenklich, begreifend
apprehensive in Italian is diffidgnte
apprehensive in Spanish is aprehensivo
apprehensive in Swedish is orolig, aningsfull
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