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apprehensiveness

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1 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

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2 suspicion or fear of future harm or misfortune
  • my apprehensiveness about raw fish disagreeing with me is keeping me from even trying sushi

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“Apprehensiveness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/apprehensiveness. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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