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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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