Synonyms and Antonyms of apprehension

  1. 1 suspicion or fear of future harm or misfortune the hikers entered the dark cave with a great deal of apprehension Synonyms of apprehension alarm (also alarum), apprehensiveness, dread, foreboding, misgiving Words Related to apprehension agitation, anxiety, anxiousness, concern, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturbance, fearfulness, funk, perturbation, solicitude, suspense, unease, uneasiness; scruple, worry; doubt, incertitude, mistrust, suspiciousness, uncertainty, wariness; defeatism, pessimism; foreknowledge, premonition, presage, presentiment Near Antonyms of apprehension anticipation, excitement, hope, hopefulness; confidence, optimism, sanguinity

  2. 2 the act of taking into one's control by authority of law apprehension of the burglar set the neighborhood at ease Synonyms of apprehension arrest, arrestment, bust [slang], collar, pinchWords Related to apprehension raid; house arrest; capture, entrapment, seizure; captivity, confinement, detention, enchainment, hold, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, restraint; rearrest; remandNear Antonyms of apprehension emancipation, liberation, releaseAntonyms of apprehension discharge

  3. 3 an uneasy state of mind usually over the possibility of an anticipated misfortune or trouble felt a great deal of apprehension about the trip and about arriving safely Synonyms of apprehension agita, agitation, anxiousness, anxiety, apprehensiveness, care, concern, concernment, disquiet, disquietude, fear, nervosity, nervousness, perturbation, solicitude, sweat, unease, uneasiness, worryWords Related to apprehension strain, stress, tension; alarm (also alarum), anguish, consternation, desperateness, desperation, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, distraction, distress, disturbance, edginess, franticness, hand-wringing, jitters, jumpiness, panic, tremor; angst, fearfulness, torment, upset, vexation; cold feet, doubt, dread, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, suspense, uncertainty; compunction, qualm, scrupleNear Antonyms of apprehension calm, calmness, content, contentment, ease, easiness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiet, quietude, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness; comfort, consolation, relief, solaceAntonyms of apprehension unconcern

  4. 4 the knowledge gained from the process of coming to know or understand something a good apprehension of how computer systems work Synonyms of apprehension appreciation, comprehension, grasp, grip, hold, perception, percipience, understandingWords Related to apprehension absorption, assimilation, digestion, uptake; conception, visualization; awareness, consciousness, enlightenment, realizationNear Antonyms of apprehension misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misperception, misunderstandingAntonyms of apprehension incomprehension, noncomprehension

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