- Word Explorer, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||feeling anxiety about future events.
At first he was thrilled about the promotion, but then he became apprehensive.The storm warning made her apprehensive about the drive home.
- afraid, anxious, fearful, jittery, nervous
- similar words:
- alarmed, concerned, fretful, on edge, uneasy, worried
||afraid, anxious, insecure, jumpy, nervous, restless, shy, solicitous, timid
||apprehensively (adv.), apprehensiveness (n.)
The word apprehensive
contains the following part:
pris, -prise, prehens, -prehend
that means take, grasp