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Meaning & Definition of Afraid in English

English

Afraid

/əfred/

adjective

1. Filled with fear or apprehension

  • "Afraid even to turn his head"
  • "Suddenly looked afraid"
  • "Afraid for his life"
  • "Afraid of snakes"
  • "Afraid to ask questions"
    synonym:
  • afraid(p)

2. Filled with regret or concern

  • Used often to soften an unpleasant statement
  • "I'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"
    synonym:
  • afraid

3. Feeling worry or concern or insecurity

  • "She 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"
    synonym:
  • afraid

4. Having feelings of aversion or unwillingness

  • "Afraid of hard work"
  • "Afraid to show emotion"
    synonym:
  • afraid

Examples of using

"To be honest, I'm afraid of heights." "Coward!"
Are you afraid of blood?
Don't be afraid to ask for help.