[ ap-ri-hen-shuhn ]
/ ˌæp rɪˈhɛn ʃən /
anticipation of adversity or misfortune; suspicion or fear of future trouble or evil.
the faculty or act of apprehending or understanding; perception on a direct and immediate level.
acceptance of or receptivity to information without passing judgment on its validity, often without complete comprehension.
a view, opinion, or idea on any subject.
the act of arresting; seizure: Police apprehension of the burglar was aided by two alert teenagers.
Words nearby apprehension
Origin of apprehension
OTHER WORDS FROM apprehensionnon·ap·pre·hen·sion, nouno·ver·ap·pre·hen·sion, nounpre·ap·pre·hen·sion, nounre·ap·pre·hen·sion, noun
synonym study for apprehension
1. Apprehension, anxiety, misgiving imply an unsettled and uneasy state of mind. Apprehension is an active state of fear, usually of some danger or misfortune: apprehension before opening a telegram. Anxiety is a somewhat prolonged state of apprehensive worry: anxiety because of a reduced income. Misgiving implies a dubious uncertainty or suspicion, as well as uneasiness: to have misgivings about the investment.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-apprehension
/ (ˌæprɪˈhɛnʃən) /
fear or anxiety over what may happen
the act of capturing or arresting
the faculty of comprehending; understanding
a notion or conception
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