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English adjective: afraid

1. afraid filled with fear or apprehension


SamplesAfraid even to turn his head.
Suddenly looked afraid.
Afraid for his life.
Afraid of snakes.
Afraid to ask questions.


Similaracrophobic, afeard, afeared, aghast, agoraphobic, alarmed, algophobic, appalled, apprehensive, aquaphobic, claustrophobic, dismayed, fearful, frightened, frightened, hangdog, horrified, horror-stricken, horror-struck, hunted, hydrophobic, mysophobic, numb, panic-stricken, panic-struck, panicked, panicky, scared, shitless, shocked, terrified, terror-stricken, terror-struck, triskaidekaphobic, unnerved, white-lipped, xenophobic


See alsocowardly, fearful, timid


Attributefear, fearfulness, fright


Antonymsfearless, unafraid

2. afraid filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement


SamplesI'm afraid I won't be able to come.
He was afraid he would have to let her go.
I'm afraid you're wrong.


Similarconcerned


Antonymsunconcerned

3. afraid feeling worry or concern or insecurity


SamplesShe was afraid that I might be embarrassed.
Terribly afraid of offending someone.
I am afraid we have witnessed only the first phase of the conflict.


Similarconcerned


Antonymsunconcerned

4. afraid having feelings of aversion or unwillingness


SamplesAfraid of hard work.
Afraid to show emotion.


Similardisinclined


Antonymsinclined









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