Definitions of afraid

  1. Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear; apprehensive. Webster Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Frightened; filled with fear. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Struck with fear: timid. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Filled with fear; fearful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Struck with fear. See Affray. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Filled with fear; terrified. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for afraid

  1. You were not afraid of him, then? – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  2. I replied, " I'm afraid – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson