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Nuance of UncertaintyPlay
Expresses fear or concern about something that hasn't happened yet, but might. SlideHe was apprehensive about the weather forecast for the camping trip.
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Not Always NegativePlay
Can imply a sense of cautious optimism or curiosity, not just fear. SlideShe felt apprehensive yet excited about studying abroad.
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Intensity of FeelingPlay
Indicates a milder form of fear compared to 'terrified' or 'horrified'. SlideThe audience was slightly apprehensive before the controversial play began.