apprehensive (adj.)

  1. quick to understand; a kind and apprehensive friend- Nathaniel Hawthorne

    [ Syn: discerning ]

  2. mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; apprehensive about her job; not used to a city and worried about small things; felt apprehensive about the consequences

    [ Syn: worried ]

  3. in fear or dread of possible evil or harm; apprehensive for one's life; apprehensive of danger'

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