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Definition of "apprehension" []

  • Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread. (noun)
  • The act of seizing or capturing; arrest. (noun)
  • The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "apprehension" in a sentence
  • "Here in the Persian Gulf, apprehension is off the charts."
  • "– If my apprehension is right and the bad effects of the law outweigh the good ..."
  • "He lifted and dropped his feet with the lithe softness of a cat, and from time to time glanced to right and to left as if in apprehension of some flank attack."