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English noun: apprehensiveness

1. apprehensiveness (feeling) fearful expectation or anticipation


SamplesThe student looked around the examination room with apprehension.


Synonymsapprehension, dread


Broader (hypernym)fear, fearfulness, fright


Narrower (hyponym)boding, chill, foreboding, gloom, gloominess, pall, premonition, presentiment, somberness, sombreness, suspense, trepidation









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