Synonyms of apprehension in English:

apprehension


See definition of apprehension

noun

1‘he had been filled with apprehension at having to report his failure’

SYNONYMS

anxiety, angst, alarm, worry, uneasiness, unease, nervousness, misgiving, disquiet, concern, agitation, restlessness, edginess, fidgetiness, nerves, tension, trepidation, perturbation, consternation, panic, fearfulness, dread, fear, shock, horror, terror

foreboding, presentiment

informal butterflies in the stomach, the willies, the heebie-jeebies

ANTONYMS

confidence

2‘she was popular because of her quick apprehension of the wishes of the people’

SYNONYMS

understanding, grasp, comprehension, realization, recognition, appreciation, discernment, perception, awareness, cognizance, consciousness, penetration

3‘police activity centred around the apprehension of a perpetrator’

SYNONYMS

arrest, capture, seizure, catching

detention, imprisonment, incarceration

informal collaring, nabbing, nailing, pinching, bust, busting

British informal nick