Synonyms of apprehension


1. apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread, fear, fearfulness, fright

usage: fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

2. understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy, knowing

usage: the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect"

3. apprehension, misgiving, expectation, outlook, prospect

usage: painful expectation

4. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody, capture, gaining control, seizure

usage: the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

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