from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy. See Synonyms at afraid.
- adj. Capable of understanding and quick to apprehend.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.
- adj. Perceptive; quick to learn; intelligent; capable of grasping with the mind or intellect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of apprehending, or quick to do so; apt; discerning.
- adj. Knowing; conscious; cognizant.
- adj. Relating to the faculty of apprehension.
- adj. Anticipative of something unfavorable' fearful of what may be coming; in dread of possible harm; in expectation of evil.
- adj. Sensible; feeling; perceptive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the habit of seizing; ready to catch or seize; desirous to lay hold of: used literally and figuratively.
- Quick to learn or understand; quick of apprehension.
- Realizing; conscious; cognizant.
- In a state of apprehension or fear; feeling alarm; fearful.
- Inclined to believe or suspect; suspicious: as, I am apprehensive that he does not understand me.
- Perceptive; feeling; sensitive.
- In metaphysics, relating to simple apprehension.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
- adj. quick to understand
- adj. in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
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