Definition of 'apprehensive'
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You'll feel thankful that such a pristine wilderness exists - and quickly apprehensive for its future. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We were both a little bit apprehensive when we first tried. The Sun (2015)The only time you get a bit apprehensive is when plans need to be set in stone. The Sun (2015)He asked with a slightly apprehensive air if he had to wear the headphones. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She felt more than a little apprehensive coming near him. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEAlthough she is excited about going to school, she is also rather apprehensive and fearful. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)Yes, you get a bit apprehensive but also in your head the anger drives you on. The Sun (2015)It's impossible not to feel slightly apprehensive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It would be surprising if the Pope were not a little apprehensive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)All three were a little excited to be in the study, and a little apprehensive. Divergent Realities: the Emotional Lives of Mothers, Fathers, and Adolescents (1994)They were both very impressed with the idea of helping in the store, if a little apprehensive. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)I feel a bit apprehensive once touching down. The Sun (2012)I was apprehensive and a little sceptical. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I was a little apprehensive about meeting him. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The crowd became apprehensive and fearful for the lives of the five, and the sanity of their beloved guru. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I was a bit apprehensive, coming back after five weeks out. The Sun (2013)I suspect he's a bit apprehensive. The Sun (2012)I must admit the three-year old does look a bit apprehensive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I'm excited and a bit apprehensive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I'm a bit apprehensive but also rather excited at the prospect of being a locum. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I sense they are very keen to do well, if a little bit apprehensive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Mark: 'I was apprehensive about going into the studio to write together. The Sun (2009)He added: 'I am not apprehensive about the size of the crowd at all. The Sun (2011)She admits to being'a bit apprehensive' after the first experience. Times, Sunday Times (2010)On a range of negative qualities, they judged themselves as better able to deal with pressure than fellow refs, less anxious and less apprehensive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: apprehensive /ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪv/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is apprehensive is afraid that something bad may happen.
People are still terribly apprehensive about the future.
- American English: apprehensive
- Arabic: خائِف
- Brazilian Portuguese: apreensivo
- Chinese: 忧虑的
- Croatian: zabrinut
- Czech: znepokojený
- Danish: bekymret
- Dutch: ongerust
- European Spanish: aprensivo
- Finnish: pelokas
- French: inquiet
- German: ängstlich
- Greek: ανήσυχος
- Italian: apprensivo
- Japanese: 心配して
- Korean: 불안한
- Norwegian: urolig
- Polish: spostrzegawczy
- European Portuguese: apreensivo
- Romanian: temător
- Russian: испытывающий тревогу
- Spanish: aprensivo
- Swedish: orolig
- Thai: หวั่นใจ
- Turkish: endişeli
- Ukrainian: стурбований
- Vietnamese: lo lắng
Definition of apprehensive from the Collins English Dictionary
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