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English definition of “apprehension”

apprehension

noun [U] (WORRY)    /ˌæp.rɪˈhen.ʃən/
worry about the future, or a fear that something unpleasant is going to happen: It's normal to feel a little apprehension before starting a new job. There is some apprehension in the office about who the new director will be.Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
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