A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (fear)
a. apprehension
Carlos miró con aprensión el sobre que contenía los resultados de sus pruebas médicas.Carlos looked with apprehension at the envelope that contained the results of his medical tests.
b. foreboding
Una sensación de aprensión invadió a Constance al oír la noticia del accidente aéreo.Constance was filled with a sense of foreboding when she heard the news about the plane crash.
2. (physical rejection)
a. squeamishness
No pude evitar la sensación de aprensión cuando me sirvieron gusanos fritos en aquel restaurante de Bangkok.I couldn’t help feeling a certain squeamishness when I was served fried worms at that restaurant in Bangkok.
b. qualms
No entiendo tu aprensión ahora. Ayer decías que no te importaba trabajar en el matadero.I can't understand your qualms now. Yesterday you said you didn't mind to work at the slaughterhouse.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Cómo puedes tener tantas aprensiones con la comida siendo cocinero como eres?Being a cook yourself, how can you be such a fussy eater?
A Lorna le da mucha aprensión compartir la toalla con alguien.Lorna is very squeamish about sharing her towel with somebody else.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (miedo)
a. apprehension
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1 (miedo) apprehension; fear; (capricho) odd idea; (hipocondría) hypochondria; fear of being ill
2 (reparo) misgiving; (escrúpulos) squeamishness
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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