apprehension noun

ADJ. considerable, great, growing | sudden

VERB + APPREHENSION be filled with, be full of, feel They were filled with apprehension as they approached the building. | express, show | overcome | cause The change in the law has caused apprehension among many people. | allay How can I allay your apprehensions?

APPREHENSION + VERB grow There were still areas of doubt and her apprehension grew.

PREP. with ~ School reports are always received with some apprehension. | ~ about/over her apprehension about being in hospital | ~ at She felt some apprehension at the thought of seeing him again. | ~ for There is great apprehension for the future.

PHRASES a feeling/look of apprehension