What does apprehensive mean?

apprehensive meaning in General Dictionary

with the capacity of apprehending or fast to do so apt discerning

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  • quick to know
  • psychologically annoyed over feasible misfortune or risk etc
  • in anxiety or fear of possible evil or harm
  • with the capacity of apprehending, or fast to take action; apt; discerning.
  • Knowing; mindful; cognizant.
  • concerning the professors of apprehension.
  • Anticipative of something bad' fearful of what might coming; in fear of feasible harm; in expectation of evil.
  • Sensible; experience; perceptive.

apprehensive meaning in Urban Dictionary

acting like a pussy


apprehensive meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., "effective at perceiving, fitted for mental impression," from Medieval Latin apprehensivus, from Latin apprehensus, past participle of apprehendere (see apprehend). Indicating "fearful of what is ahead" is recorded from 1718, via notion of "capable of grasping utilizing the mind" (c.1600). Relevant: anxiously; apprehensiveness.


apprehensive meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) with the capacity of apprehending, or quick to take action; apt; discerning.

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  • (a.) understanding; mindful; cognizant.
  • (a.) concerning the faculty of apprehension.
  • (a.) Anticipative of one thing bad' fearful of what are coming; in fear of possible harm; in expectation of bad.
  • (a.) Sensible; feeling; perceptive.

Sentence Examples with the word apprehensive

While part of me remained curious, the sane part was apprehensive about the direction this quest was taking us.

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