Synonyms for apprehension

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ap-ri-hen-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæp rɪˈhɛn ʃən

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Définition of apprehension

Origin :
  • "perception, comprehension," late 14c., from Old French apprehension or directly from Latin apprehensionem (nominative apprehensio), noun of action from past participle stem of apprehendere (see apprehend). Sense of "seizure on behalf of authority" is 1570s; that of "anticipation" (usually with dread) is recorded from c.1600.
  • noun anxiety, fear
  • noun catching and arresting
  • noun understanding
Example sentences :
  • It is the result of apprehension and misapprehension, and bred of race-fear.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • I felt a sudden chill of apprehension, and almost feared to hear the answer.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • It was sufficient for him that in her apprehension she had turned to him.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • I knew we were going towards the ocean; and my great cause of apprehension was the bar.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Professor Maxon was close behind him, and the faces of both were white with apprehension.
  • Extract from : « The Monster Men » by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • We live in daily apprehension of its loss; yet when lost it is not missed.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • There was not, however, any instant cause for such an apprehension.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Had I any the least apprehension of ever being in Mr. Solmes's power, this might have affected me.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Indeed, my dear, said my aunt, you too much justify all your apprehension.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • He regarded the lofty ridges and the deep gaps with apprehension.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler

Antonyms for apprehension

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