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1. apprehension

noun. ['ˌæprɪˈhɛnʃən'] fearful expectation or anticipation.

Synonyms

  • premonition
  • apprehensiveness
  • somberness
  • foreboding
  • gloominess
  • sombreness
  • pall
  • boding
  • suspense
  • dread
  • fright
  • gloom
  • trepidation
  • fear
  • fearfulness
  • presentiment

Antonyms

  • enable
  • disagree
  • lose
  • discontinue

Etymology

  • apprehensio (Latin)
  • apprehendo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Apprehension

  • comprehension
  • condescension
  • reinvention
  • hypotension
  • hypertension
  • suspension
  • prevention
  • pretension
  • extension
  • convention
  • contention
  • retention
  • laurentian
  • invention
  • dissension
  • dimension
  • detention
  • attention
  • ascension
  • tension
  • pension
  • mention
  • henschen
  • gentian

Sentences with apprehension


1. Noun, singular or mass
Entering a foreign language class on the first day of school can be mixed with excitement and apprehension.

2. apprehension

noun. ['ˌæprɪˈhɛnʃən'] the cognitive condition of someone who understands.

Synonyms

  • smattering
  • appreciation
  • brainwave
  • self-knowledge
  • understanding
  • realisation
  • hindsight
  • comprehension
  • knowing
  • hold
  • recognition
  • insight
  • savvy
  • brainstorm
  • discernment
  • grasp
  • realization

Antonyms

  • depreciation
  • unperceptive
  • cognizance
  • incognizance

Etymology

  • apprehensio (Latin)
  • apprehendo (Latin)

3. apprehension

noun. ['ˌæprɪˈhɛnʃən'] painful expectation.

Synonyms

  • outlook
  • misgiving
  • expectation

Antonyms

  • uninformed
  • unintended
  • derestrict
  • deny

Etymology

  • apprehensio (Latin)
  • apprehendo (Latin)

4. apprehension

noun. ['ˌæprɪˈhɛnʃən'] the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal).

Synonyms

  • pinch
  • collar
  • taking into custody
  • catch
  • arrest
  • capture
  • gaining control

Antonyms

  • tasteful
  • tasteless
  • disapproval
  • decrease

Etymology

  • apprehensio (Latin)
  • apprehendo (Latin)
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