apprehensive: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ap"ri-hen'siv), [key]
— adj.
  1. uneasy or fearful about something that might happen: apprehensive for the safety of the mountain climbers.
  2. quick to learn or understand.
  3. perceptive; discerning (usually fol. by of&hasp;).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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