1. apprehensive

adjective. ['ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪv, ˌæpriːˈhɛnsɪv'] in fear or dread of possible evil or harm.


  • untroubled

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Rhymes with Apprehensive

  • comprehensive
  • inexpensive
  • counteroffensive
  • hypertensive
  • inoffensive
  • extensive
  • expensive
  • intensive
  • defensive
  • offensive
  • pensive

Sentences with apprehensive

1. Adjective
He may be apprehensive if new to stairs and exhibit fear of going up them.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You might not be the only one who feels apprehensive about asking for that first date.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Feeling apprehensive?

Quotes about apprehensive

1. Sometimes the only way to make palatable that which is appalling and apprehensive is to season it with some humor.
- Terrence Howard

2. A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
- Aristotle

2. apprehensive

adjective. ['ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪv, ˌæpriːˈhɛnsɪv'] mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc.


  • uneasy


  • comfortable
  • relaxed

3. apprehensive

adjective. ['ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪv, ˌæpriːˈhɛnsɪv'] quick to understand.


  • perceptive


  • quiet
  • restful