Definition of apprehensiveness in English:

apprehensiveness

noun

See apprehensive

  • ‘Patients experience overwhelming apprehensiveness and anxiety, fear of death, and coldness, followed by body weakness and dizziness.’
  • ‘You're driving mad with all this constant eye moving, and apprehensiveness, and such.’
  • ‘If everything had been taken into account, her apprehensiveness towards others had probably started in elementary school, around second grade.’
  • ‘John shrugged off his apprehensiveness, looking away.’
  • ‘It's almost as if all of his apprehensiveness and non-action stems from a lack of confidence in his own intelligence, or decisions.’

Pronunciation

apprehensiveness

/aprɪˈhɛnsɪvnəs/