apprehensive :

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a pri hen siv

  • s  quick to understand
    a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • s  mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
    apprehensive about her job
    felt apprehensive about the consequences
  • s  in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
    apprehensive for one's life
    apprehensive of danger

  • The police apprehensive that the hostage situation could not be neutralized without any loss of life.
  • Boyle was apprehensive of the box office openings as he was not sure how the public would react to his movie.
  • The architect was apprehensive that the building would collapse any moment.
News & Articles

  • NPSD to evaluate technology needs
    By JENNIFER LAWSON LANSDALE - Brett Baker, North Penn School District's e-learning coach, described a breakthrough he witnessed in a classroom as a result of new technology. The student, a second-grader, was hesitant to use an iPad application that records and plays back the user's voice. "This student was very apprehensive about reading into the iPad and had a ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Reporter
  • Connecting The Dots On The Random Walk
    Even after the S&P 500 has nailed a series of new highs over the past several months, many investors are still bracing for the next bear market.  Who can blame them?  Enduring two of the worst bear markets in U.S. history over the past 13 years can make even the most optimistic investor feel a bit apprehensive.
    June 10, 2013 - Forbes
  • Faculty members discuss evolution of teaching
    The world has changed a lot since the ’60s, and so have Cornell students. They are more diverse, more dedicated, more apprehensive, maybe even more “salacious,” according to a panel of history faculty who recounted some of their own teaching history to a Reunion 2013 audience in Bailey Hall June 7.
    June 10, 2013 - Cornell News Service

  • Padraig Harrington in Newsweek
    I'll be apprehensive hitting any shot,said Harrington, who hit his opening tee shot in the rough and took bogey at the opening hole. "I'll certainly be apprehensive hitting it in the rough. It might be a situation now of trying to manage...
  • Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in Times Online
    I feel apprehensive because my husband ...... is not that well,his wife, Wan Azizah, an opposition MP, said after his arrest. "He has a bad back, he's had surgery. And [during a] brief conversation, he said [the police] were not gentle. My...
  • James Cameron in
    Cameron said: "I think you're apprehensive right before they're opening the envelope - there is a chance you might have to go up and make a fool of yourself in front of a million people."

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