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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

I was apprehensive about bringing off this Homer.
Peter O'Toole

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

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

I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age.
Rita Dove
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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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