Dictionary Results for apprehension

1. apprehension - noun

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

Synonym(s): apprehensiveness, dread

Hypernym(s): fear, fearfulness, fright

2. apprehension - noun

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

Synonym(s): understanding, discernment, savvy

Hypernym(s): knowing

3. apprehension - noun

· painful expectation

Synonym(s): misgiving

Hypernym(s): expectation, outlook, prospect

4. apprehension - noun

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

Synonym(s): arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking_into_custody

Hypernym(s): capture, gaining_control, seizure

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