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apprehension

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apprehension/ˌæprɪˈhɛnʃən/noun
pluralapprehensions
apprehension
/ˌæprɪˈhɛnʃən/
noun
pluralapprehensions
Learner's definition of APPREHENSION  
: fear that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen : a feeling of being worried about the future
[noncount]
[count]
formal  : the act of apprehending someone or something: such as
: the act of arresting someone for a crime
[noncount]
[count]
   b  [noncount]somewhat old-fashioned  : the act of noticing and understanding something
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