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APPREHEN'SIVE, adjective

1. Quick to understand; as, an apprehensive scholar.

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.]