Synonyms for apprehensive

Synonyms for (adjective) apprehensive

Synonyms: apprehensive

Definition: in fear or dread of possible evil or harm

Usage: apprehensive for one's life; apprehensive of danger

Similar words: afraid

Definition: filled with fear or apprehension

Usage: afraid even to turn his head; suddenly looked afraid; afraid for his life; afraid of snakes; afraid to ask questions


Synonyms: apprehensive, worried

Definition: mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc

Usage: apprehensive about her job; not used to a city and worried about small things; felt apprehensive about the consequences

Similar words: uneasy

Definition: lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance

Usage: farmers were uneasy until rain finally came; uneasy about his health; gave an uneasy laugh; uneasy lies the head that wears the crown; an uneasy coalition government; an uneasy calm; an uneasy silence fell on the group


Synonyms: apprehensive, discerning

Definition: quick to understand

Usage: a kind and apprehensive friend- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Similar words: perceptive

Definition: having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

Usage: a perceptive eye; a perceptive observation