Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun apprehension

4 senses of apprehension

Sense 1
apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread -- (fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension")
       => fear, fearfulness, fright -- (an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))

Sense 2
understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy -- (the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect")
       => knowing -- (a clear and certain mental apprehension)

Sense 3
apprehension, misgiving -- (painful expectation)
       => expectation, outlook, prospect -- (belief about (or mental picture of) the future)

Sense 4
apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody -- (the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar")
       => capture, gaining control, seizure -- (the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property)

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