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apprehensive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of apprehensive

  1. having specified facts or feelings actively impressed on the mind I'm fully apprehensive of the options, I assure you Synonyms of apprehensive alive, conscious, aware, cognizant, mindful, sensible, sentient, ware, wittingWords Related to apprehensive alert, attentive, careful, cautious, heedful, observant, open-eyed, regardful, safe, vigilant, wary, watchful, wide-awake; hyperaware, hyperconsciousNear Antonyms of apprehensive careless, heedless, inattentive, incautious, mindless, unguarded, unheeding, unwaryAntonyms of apprehensive insensible, oblivious, unaware, unconscious, unmindful, unwitting

Synonym Discussion of apprehensive

fearful, apprehensive, afraid mean disturbed by fear. fearful implies often a timorous or worrying temperament.
    • the child is fearful of loud noises
apprehensive suggests a state of mind and implies a premonition of evil or danger.
    • apprehensive of being found out
afraid often suggests weakness or cowardice and regularly implies inhibition of action or utterance.
    • afraid to speak the truth


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