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Adjective: afraid  u'freyd
  1. Filled with fear or apprehension
    "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"; "afraid even to turn his head";
    - 'fraid [non-standard]
  2. Filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
    "he was afraid he would have to let her go"; "I'm afraid you're wrong";
    - 'fraid [non-standard]
  3. Feeling worry, 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"
  4. Having feelings of aversion or unwillingness
    "afraid of hard work"; "afraid to show emotion"

See also: acrophobic, afeard, afeared, aghast, agoraphobic, alarmed, algophobic, appalled, apprehensive, aquaphobic, claustrophobic, concerned, cowardly, disinclined, dismayed, fear, fearful, fearfulness, fright, frightened, hangdog, horrified, horror-stricken, horror-struck, hunted, hydrophobic, mysophobic, numb, panicked, panicky, panic-stricken, panic-struck, scared, shocked, terrified, terror-stricken, terror-struck, timid, triskaidekaphobic, unnerved, white-lipped, xenophobic

Antonym: fearless

Encyclopedia: Afraid