apprehensive

[ap-ri-hen-siv]
adjective
1.
uneasy or fearful about something that might happen: apprehensive for the safety of the mountain climbers.
2.
quick to learn or understand.
3.
perceptive; discerning (usually followed by of ).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin apprehēnsīvus. See apprehensible, -ive

apprehensively, adverb
apprehensiveness, noun
nonapprehensive, adjective
overapprehensive, adjective
overapprehensively, adverb
overapprehensiveness, noun
pseudoapprehensive, adjective
pseudoapprehensively, adverb
unapprehensive, adjective
unapprehensively, adverb
unapprehensiveness, noun
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apprehensive (ˌæprɪˈhɛnsɪv)
 
adj
fearful or anxious
 
appre'hensively
 
adv
 
appre'hensiveness
 
n

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apprehensive
late 14c., "fitted for mental impression," from M.L. apprehensivus, from L. apprehensus, pp. of apprehendere (see apprehend). Meaning "fearful of what is to come" is recorded from 1718, via notion of "capable of grasping with the mind" (c.1600).
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Example sentences
I'm a bit apprehensive about making the switch.
Instead, I was apprehensive at the profound responsibility of having someone
  else's story in my hands.
Tremors there will always be and indeed when they cease for a while, people get
  apprehensive about the bigger one ahead.
Even those apprehensive of reading something creepy usually found they couldn't
  put them down.
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