Synonyms and Antonyms of apprehensiveness
an uneasy state of mind usually over the possibility of an anticipated misfortune or trouble
- Her apprehensiveness about starting college is keeping her awake at night.
agitation, anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, care, concern, concernment, disquiet, disquietude, fear, nervousness, solicitude, sweat, unease, uneasiness, worry
strain, stress, tension
alarm (also alarum), anguish, consternation, desperateness, desperation, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, distraction, distress, disturbance, edginess, hand-wringing, jitters, jumpiness, panic, tremor
angst, fearfulness, torment, upset, vexation
cold feet, doubt, dread, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, suspense, uncertainty
compunction, qualm, scruple
calm, calmness, content, contentment, ease, easiness, peace, peacefulness, placidity, placidness, quiet, quietude, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness
comfort, consolation, relief, solace
suspicion or fear of future harm or misfortune
- My apprehensiveness about raw fish disagreeing with me is keeping me from even trying sushi.
agitation, anxiety, anxiousness, concern, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturbance, fearfulness, unease, uneasiness
doubt, incertitude, mistrust, suspiciousness, uncertainty, wariness
foreknowledge, premonition, presage, presentiment