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apprehensiveadjective

uk   us   /ˌæp.rɪˈhen.sɪv/
feelingworried about something that you are going to do or that is going to ​happen: I'm very apprehensive about tomorrow's ​meeting. I've ​invited a lot of ​people to the ​party, but I'm a little apprehensive that no one will come.
apprehensively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
They ​looked at each other apprehensively.
(Definition of apprehensive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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apprehensiveadjective

 us   /ˌæp·rɪˈhen·sɪv/
feelinganxiety about the ​future; fearing that something ​unpleasant will ​happen: We’re all apprehensive about tomorrow’s ​meeting.
apprehensively
adverb  us   /ˌæp·rɪˈhen·sɪv·li/
They ​looked apprehensively around the ​room.
(Definition of apprehensive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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