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Dictionary definition for: Apprehensive

1. (s) quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne

2. (s) mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; worried; "anxious parents" "anxious about her job" "not used to a city and anxious about small things" "felt apprehensive about the consequences"

3. (s) in fear or dread of possible evil or harm; "apprehensive for one''s life" "apprehensive of danger"

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