Definition for AP-PRE-HEN'SIVE


  1. Quick to understand; as, an apprehensive scholar. – Holder. South.
  2. Fearful; in expectation of evil; as, we were apprehensive of fatal consequences. [This is the usual sense of the word.]
  3. Suspicious; inclined to believe; as, I am apprehensive he does not understand me.
  4. Sensible feeling perceptive. [Rarely used.] Milton.

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