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Definition of apprehensive:

  1. Anticipative of something unfavorable' fearful of what may be coming; in dread of possible harm; in expectation of evil.
  2. Capable of apprehending, or quick to do so; apt; discerning.
  3. Knowing; conscious; cognizant.
  4. Relating to the faculty of apprehension.
  5. Sensible; feeling; perceptive.


afraid, upset, fear, aghast, afeard, disquieted, discerning, discreet, worried, anxious, funky, uneasy, perceptive, distressed, panicky, ascared, fearsome, disturbed.

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