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apprehensive

adjective
     
ap‧pre‧hen‧sive
worried or nervous about something that you are going to do, or about the future
apprehensive about/of
We'd been a little apprehensive about their visit.
apprehensive that
I was apprehensive that something would go wrong.
Some had apprehensive looks on their faces.
apprehensively adverb:
'What's wrong?' I asked apprehensively.
WORD FOCUS: worried WORD FOCUS: worried
similar words: anxious, concerned, apprehensive, uneasy, bothered, preoccupied, stressed (out)


See also
worried

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