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apprehensive

adjective afraid, agitated, alarmed, anticipative of evil, anxious, aware, bothered, cognizant, concerned, conscious, disquieted, distrustful, expectant, fearful, hesitant, leery, mindful, mistrustful, nervous, pusillanimous, qualmish, sagacious, shrewd, solicitous, suspicious, terrified, timid, tremulous, troubled, uneasy, vigilant, wise, worried
See also: cognizant, leery, perceptive, solicitous, suspicious, vigilant
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They have watched apprehensively as Iran built a powerful militia in Lebanon and, on a smaller scale, in Iraq.
As a musician and parent of two children, one of whom is about to major in music in college, I admit I opened this book somewhat apprehensively.
We now use digital radiography at all of our surgeries and so I waited apprehensively for the image to appear on the screen.
Vanessa orders a private DNA test and she and Adam sit and wait apprehensively as the nurse arrives.
Gerry looks tense and starts to lean forward apprehensively, before the prince's informality seems to put him at ease and he becomes relaxed.
I approached apprehensively and saw a silver sixpenny bit (2 1/2p) glittering in her palm.
Three minutes later , I apprehensively opened the door of the bathroom and lo oked at the little rows of plastic tests on top of the cistern.
I had no intention of going down but we started very apprehensively," he said.
We started apprehensively and they shouldn't be like that, but they have been.
The 54-year-old music mogul was challenged by fellow judge David Walliams to stand in front of the target and face the blades on stage, which he apprehensively agreed to, the Daily Star reported.
NIGHTLY on the news The families are informed The fatalities are identified Bringing the ferocity of war in Afghanistan Home To make our very hearts bleed And our souls despair When a suicide bomber strikes And terminates the life Of a soldier or soldiers And innocent bystanders It has a knock-on effect He leaves a crater of devastation Deep inside family and friends Waiting back home apprehensively To witness their loved ones Emerge from the rear Of the winged Chariot of Mercy "The Hercules" Speeding them back to English soil "Earth to Earth
India looks on apprehensively as the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan draws close.