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apprehensive

ap·pre·hen·sive

apprehensive

 
 
pronunciation:
ae pr hen sihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition: 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.
synonyms:
afraid, anxious, fearful, jittery, nervous
antonyms:
confident
similar words:
alarmed, concerned, fretful, on edge, uneasy, worried
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derivations: apprehensively (adv.), apprehensiveness (n.)
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