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One entry found for apprehension.
Entry Word: apprehension
Function: noun
Text: 1 suspicion or fear of future harm or misfortune <Erica entered the dark cave with a great deal of apprehension>
Synonyms alarm, apprehensiveness, dread, foreboding, misgiving
Related Words agitation, anxiousness, concern, disquiet, distress, disturbance, fearfulness, perturbation, solicitude, uneasiness; scruple, worry; doubt, incertitude, suspense, uncertainty, wariness; defeatism, pessimism; foreknowledge, premonition, presage, presentiment
Near Antonyms anticipation, excitement, hope, hopefulness; confidence, optimism, sanguinity
2 the act of taking or holding under one's control by authority of law <the robber's apprehension set us all at ease> -- see ARREST
3 the emotion experienced in the presence or threat of danger <still had a lingering apprehension of snakes after being bitten by one> -- see FEAR
4 an uneasy state of mind usually over the possibility of an anticipated misfortune or trouble <suddenly had the weirdest apprehension about the children's safety> -- see ANXIETY 1
5 the knowledge gained from the process of coming to know or understand something <a good apprehension of how computer systems work> -- see COMPREHENSION