apprehensiveness

Definitions of apprehensiveness
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n fearful expectation or anticipation

Synonyms:
apprehension, dread
Types:
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trepidation
a feeling of alarm or dread
boding, foreboding, premonition, presentiment
a feeling of evil to come
suspense
apprehension about what is going to happen
gloom, gloominess, somberness, sombreness
a feeling of melancholy apprehension
chill, pall
a sudden numbing dread
shadow
a premonition of something adverse
presage
a foreboding about what is about to happen
Type of:
fear, fearfulness, fright
an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

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