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  • apprehensive — adj. 1) apprehensive about, for, of (apprehensive about recent developments) 2) apprehensive that + clause (we were apprehensive that they might forget) * * * [ˌæprɪ hensɪv] for of (apprehensive about recent developments) apprehensive about… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • apprehensive — ap|pre|hen|sive [ˌæprıˈhensıv] adj worried or nervous about something that you are going to do, or about the future apprehensive about/of ▪ We d been a little apprehensive about their visit. apprehensive that ▪ I was apprehensive that something… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • apprehensive — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ become, get, grow ▪ remain …   Collocations dictionary

  • apprehensive — ap|pre|hen|sive [ ,æprı hensıv ] adjective slightly worried or nervous: apprehensive of: It s a strategy that many teachers are apprehensive of using. apprehensive about: Leonora felt very apprehensive about his visit. ╾ ap|pre|hen|sive|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • apprehensive — UK [ˌæprɪˈhensɪv] / US adjective slightly worried or nervous apprehensive about: Leonora felt very apprehensive about his visit. apprehensive of: It s a strategy that many teachers are apprehensive of using. Derived word: apprehensively adverb …   English dictionary

  • apprehensive — [[t]æ̱prɪhe̱nsɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ about n/ ing Someone who is apprehensive is afraid that something bad may happen. People are still terribly apprehensive about the future. Derived words: apprehensively ADV GRADED ADV with …   English dictionary

  • apprehensive — adjective worried or nervous about something that you are going to do, or about the future (+ about/for): feeling a little apprehensive about the treatment apprehensively adverb: I waited apprehensively for his reply …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • apprehensive — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. fearful, worried, anxious, uncertain; see afraid 1 , troubled 1 , uneasy 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [AP ri HEN siv] anxious about the future. He was apprehensive about his final exams. SYN.:… …   English dictionary for students

  • apprehensive — [ap΄rəhen′siv] adj. [ME < ML apprehensivus < pp. of L apprehendere, APPREHEND] 1. able or quick to apprehend or understand 2. having to do with perceiving or understanding 3. anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy apprehensively adv.… …   English World dictionary

  • apprehensive — /æprəˈhɛnsɪv/ (say apruh hensiv) adjective 1. uneasy or fearful about something that may happen: *ambulance attendants take up their posts, apprehensive and silent –rodney hall, 1987. –phrase 2. apprehensive of, a. fearful of. b. Obsolete… …   Australian English dictionary

  • apprehensive — apprehensively, adv. apprehensiveness, n. /ap ri hen siv/, adj. 1. uneasy or fearful about something that might happen: apprehensive for the safety of the mountain climbers. 2. quick to learn or understand. 3. perceptive; discerning (usually fol …   Universalium

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