Origin of apprehensive
Examples from the Web for apprehensive
At first, the couple is apprehensive, if not downright appalled.The ‘Property Brothers’ Are Reality Television’s Crack Cocaine|Itay Hod|September 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You find yourself reading, impressed, entertained, identifying, yet vaguely repulsed and apprehensive for him.
At first everyone was apprehensive about it, but I said to her, “You sound like you were influenced by Dinah Washington.”
So when it comes to creating a Palestinians state right next door, Israelis are apprehensive.
At 31 in 1980, I was apprehensive about being a boss, a little neurotic even.
After the dance had continued about an hour, the two ladies, who were apprehensive of catching cold, moved to break up the ball.The Vicar of Wakefield|Oliver Goldsmith
And that one was a hollow-cheeked, unhappy, nervous, apprehensive creature.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
But the Crusoe men, apprehensive that the farmer might still be on the watch, were at first very cautious in their movements.No Moss|Harry Castlemon
It had a strained, almost an apprehensive quality such as few men had ever heard in his voice before.The Sky Line of Spruce|Edison Marshall
He interrupted me with a warning frown, and cast an apprehensive glance behind him.Athelstane Ford|Allen Upward
late 14c., "capable of perceiving, fitted for mental impression," from Medieval Latin apprehensivus, from Latin apprehensus, past participle of apprehendere (see apprehend). Meaning "fearful of what is to come" is recorded from 1718, via notion of "capable of grasping with the mind" (c.1600). Related: Apprehensively; apprehensiveness.