[ in-ap-ri-hen-siv ]
/ ˌɪn æp rɪˈhɛn sɪv /


not apprehensive (often followed by of).
without apprehension.

Origin of inapprehensive

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

Related forms

in·ap·pre·hen·sive·ly, adverbin·ap·pre·hen·sive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for inapprehensive

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for inapprehensive


/ (ˌɪnæprɪˈhɛnsɪv) /


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

Derived Forms

inapprehensively, adverbinapprehensiveness, noun
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