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Synonyms for apprehensiveness

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FDR played on this apprehensiveness when he drew a distinction between "static" and "dynamic" wealth.
But it's her underlying uncertainty, apprehensiveness and circumspect alertness that make the performance so distinctive, giving credence not only to the young woman tentatively accepting love, but also to the wily matchmaker toying with the romantic fates of others.
With these well-made but unpretentious vessels for our apprehensiveness about a bioengineered world in which "managed" versions of polymorphous perversity become universal and unstoppable phenomena, Ross operates, to that extent, in the classic mode of artists from the Enlightenment through the nuclear age and beyond who, amazed and terrified by the advances of science, filter fact through fantasy and pour new fears into old bottles.
He insisted the French strikers, who have failed to score in their two second-phase matches since chalking up nine goals in their first three games, had rid themselves of their apprehensiveness.
The Egyptian people's Nile quest and their apprehensiveness about the Ethiopian dam are, therefore, perceived as a continuation of the centuries-old efforts and deceptions by Egyptian rulers to make Ethiopians unable to use the waters that originate from their hinterland.
Look at a thesaurus, and you'll find that synonyms for "concern" include anxiety, worry, disquiet, apprehensiveness, unease, and consternation.
64) Developmental psychologists who study the behavioral consequences of trauma have found the following significant effects on children, including but not limited to: deficits in emotional self-regulation; inadequate regulation of affect and impulse control; apprehensiveness about the reliability and predictability of people; difficulties in attention regulation; a lack of recognition of the cause and effect of their actions; over and under reactivity exhibited emotionally, physically, cognitively, and interpersonally; difficulty returning to a calm state after arousal from a stressful event; a tendency to become confused and unsettled when confronted with stressful events; and extreme clinging, compliance, or distrust.
Moreover, he expressed his country's apprehensiveness concerning the situation in Syria and the region, especially in light of the growing terrorist threats.
For many students, the move to a bigger, unfamiliar environment is quite daunting, and can cause emotional apprehensiveness as well as a decline in academic achievement (Akos & Galassi, 2004).
The Mariner's lack of apprehensiveness in measuring the significance of an apparently ordinary "part" of the "whole" incites him on an arrogant rejection that to his mind is an ordinary act of his justifiable supremacy (56).
In the end, such armchair analysis is unnecessary: The drawings have a very particular urgency, pulling us in with their power to amaze and confuse, and keeping us there with their distinct atmosphere of apprehensiveness and dread.
80) This apprehensiveness is the product of a worst-case analysis, but what matters is that the Russians believe their perceptions and that these perceptions are likely to mean stability in some circumstances coupled with the potential for great danger in others.