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 Dictionary entry overview: What does apprehensive mean? 

APPREHENSIVE (adjective)
  The adjective APPREHENSIVE has 3 senses:

1. quick to understand
2. mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
3. in fear or dread of possible evil or harm

  Familiarity information: APPREHENSIVE used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

APPREHENSIVE (adjective)

Sense 1apprehensive [BACK TO TOP]


Quick to understand


apprehensive; discerning

Context example:

a kind and apprehensive friend


perceptive (having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment)

Sense 2apprehensive [BACK TO TOP]


Mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc


apprehensive; worried

Context examples:

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)

Sense 3apprehensive [BACK TO TOP]


In fear or dread of possible evil or harm

Context examples:

apprehensive for one's life / apprehensive of danger


afraid (filled with fear or apprehension)

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