Definition of affraid
1. afraid [ a ] filled with fear or apprehension
Examples: "afraid even to turn his head" "suddenly looked afraid" "afraid for his life" "afraid of snakes" "afraid to ask questions"
(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
If , however , the child is weak , overweight , or afraid , more help will be needed .
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
We get some clue from a_few remembrances of childhood and from the circumstance that we are probably not much more afraid of people now than man ever was .
We are not now afraid of atomic_bombs in the same way that people once feared comets .
(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
Time to become afraid .
(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
By the time he was prosperous enough - his goals were high - he was bald and afraid of women .Synonyms afraid Related Terms unafraid afeard agoraphobic alarmed acrophobic hydrophobic browbeaten claustrophobic fearful frightened aghast hunted mysophobic apprehensive panicky petrified shitless terror-stricken triskaidekaphobic unnerved white-lipped xenophobic horrified algophobic timid cowardly fear
2. afraid [ a ] filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
Examples: "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"
(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
The first substantially complete stereo Giselle ( and the only one of its scope since Feyer 's four-sided LP edition of 1958 for Angel ) , this set is , I'm afraid , likely to provide more horrid fascination than enjoyment .
(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
The young banker looked at him with a certain surprise , and then he said flatly : `` I'm afraid I can't tell you anything in_particular about Kent_House .
(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
`` I am afraid there is not much to amuse small children here .Synonyms afraid Related Terms concerned
3. afraid [ a ] feeling worry or concern or insecurity
Examples: "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"
(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)
In I wanted to tell him , but I was afraid to the final to is lightly stressed because it represents to tell him .Synonyms afraid Related Terms concerned
4. afraid [ a ] having feelings of aversion or unwillingness
Examples: "afraid of hard work" "affaid to show emotion"
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