apprehensive

adjective

Dialects

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Emoji One's anxious face with sweat emoji Apple's anxious face with sweat emoji Twemoji's anxious face with sweat emoji Facebook's anxious face with sweat emoji Messenger's anxious face with sweat emoji Google's anxious face with sweat emoji

Origin

Late Middle English (in apprehensive (sense 2)): from French appréhensif or medieval Latin apprehensivus, from Latin apprehendere ‘seize, grasp’ (see apprehend).

Pronunciation

  • apprehensive /aprɪˈhɛnsɪv/