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inapprehensive

[ in-ap-ri-hen-siv ]
/ ˌɪn æp rɪˈhɛn sɪv /
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adjective
not apprehensive (often followed by of).
without apprehension.
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Origin of inapprehensive

First recorded in 1645–55; in-3 + apprehensive

OTHER WORDS FROM inapprehensive

in·ap·pre·hen·sive·ly, adverbin·ap·pre·hen·sive·ness, noun
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How to use inapprehensive in a sentence

  • For years, it seems, he has been writing poetry, but it is only recently that an inapprehensive country has awakened to the fact.

    Rebel Verses|Bernard Gilbert
  • All the birds of this class are strangely inapprehensive of danger when moulting or hatching.

    The Highlands of Ethiopia|William Cornwallis Harris

British Dictionary definitions for inapprehensive

inapprehensive
/ (ˌɪnæprɪˈhɛnsɪv) /

adjective
not perceiving or feeling fear or anxiety; untroubled
rare unable to understand; imperceptive

Derived forms of inapprehensive

inapprehensively, adverbinapprehensiveness, noun
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