fearful expectation or anticipation

the student looked around the examination room with apprehension

Syn: ↑apprehension, ↑dread
Derivationally related forms: ↑dread (for: ↑dread), ↑apprehensive, ↑apprehend (for: ↑apprehension)
Hypernyms: ↑fear, ↑fearfulness, ↑fright

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • apprehensiveness — index apprehension (fear), cloud (suspicion), consternation, doubt (indecision), fear …   Law dictionary

  • apprehensiveness — apprehensive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ anticipating something with anxiety or fear. DERIVATIVES apprehensively adverb apprehensiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • apprehensiveness — noun see apprehensive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apprehensiveness — See apprehensively. * * * …   Universalium

  • apprehensiveness — noun the state of being apprehensive …   Wiktionary

  • apprehensiveness — n. tendency to worry, nervousness; shrewdness, perceptiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apprehensiveness — ap·pre·hen·sive·ness …   English syllables

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  • Fear — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Fear >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 fear fear timidity diffidence want of confidence Sgm: N 1 apprehensiveness apprehensiveness fearfulness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 solicitude solicitude anxiety care …   English dictionary for students

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