Meaning of “apprehensive” in the English Dictionary

"apprehensive" in British English

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apprehensiveadjective

uk /ˌæp.rɪˈhen.sɪv/ us /ˌæp.rəˈhen.sɪv/
apprehensively
adverb uk /ˌæp.rɪˈhen.sɪv.li/ us /ˌæp.rəˈhen.sɪv.li/

They looked at each other apprehensively.

(Definition of “apprehensive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"apprehensive" in American English

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apprehensiveadjective

us /ˌæp·rɪˈhen·sɪv/

feeling anxiety 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)