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synonyms for apprehensive

  • afraid
  • concerned
  • doubtful
  • jittery
  • jumpy
  • suspicious
  • uncertain
  • uneasy
  • uptight
  • alarmed
  • biting nails
  • butterflies
  • disquieted
  • feel in bones
  • foreboding
  • frozen
  • get vibes
  • have a hunch
  • have cold feet
  • have funny feeling
  • have stage fright
  • hung up
  • in a cold sweat
  • in a dither
  • in a sweat
  • lily-livered
  • mistrustful
  • running scared
  • shaky
  • stiff
  • troubled
  • weak
  • worried
  • worried sick
See also synonyms for: apprehensively / apprehensiveness / unapprehensive

antonyms for apprehensive

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  • calm
  • certain
  • clear
  • collected
  • composed
  • confident
  • cool
  • definite
  • easygoing
  • happy
  • laid-back
  • sure
  • unquestionable
  • at ease
  • quiet
  • unafraid
  • undoubting
  • unfearful
  • unsuspicious
  • unworried
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How to use apprehensive in a sentence

I never felt apprehensive about calling parents and telling them our plans.
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She wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post she was apprehensive about it because other people at the Capitol might “flout social distancing and mask guidelines.”
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If immigration matters seep into vaccine distribution, she argued, they may be equally apprehensive about getting their first or second shot.
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This may be because they’re getting excited or apprehensive, and may also be the result of taking some deep breaths in preparation.
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This unique technological solution has safeguarded Estonian voters against fraud, use of force, and other manipulations of remote voting that many American voters are apprehensive about in the 2020 US election.
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Despite the multimillion-dollar efforts, many Americans were still apprehensive about sending their boys to a faraway land.
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I am becoming seriously apprehensive about my Lines of Communication and am forced to let you know the state of affairs.
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At first he became defiant, but presently he grew apprehensive, and on taking his leave he made a foul accusation against you.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
Cordelia, only, cast an apprehensive glance over her shoulder.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
Our arrival dissipated the anxiety of the men, who began to be apprehensive we were taken or killed by some of the savages.
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