HyperDic: afraid

English > 4 senses of the word afraid:
ADJECTIVEallafraidfilled with fear or apprehension
allafraidfilled with regret or concern
allafraidfeeling worry or concern or insecurity
allafraidhaving feelings of aversion or unwillingness
afraid > pronunciation
Soundsahfrey'd
Rhymesaccolade ... wade / Wade: 90 rhymes with eyd...
English > afraid: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFilled 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"
Attribute offear, fearfulness, frightAn emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
NarroweracrophobicSuffering from acrophobia
afeard, afearedA pronunciation of afraid
aghast, appalled, dismayed, shockedstruck with fear, dread, or consternation
agoraphobicSuffering from agoraphobia
alarmedExperiencing a sudden sense of danger
algophobicSuffering from algophobia
apprehensiveIn fear or dread of possible evil or harm
claustrophobicSuffering from claustrophobia
fearfulExperiencing or showing fear
frightened, scaredmade afraid
hangdogfrightened into submission or compliance
horrified, horror-stricken, horror-struckstricken with horror
huntedReflecting the fear or terror of one who is hunted
hydrophobic, aquaphobicabnormally afraid of water
mysophobicSuffering from mysophobia
numbSo frightened as to be unable to move
panicky, panicked, panic-stricken, panic-struck, terrified, frightenedThrown into a state of intense fear or desperation
terror-stricken, terror-struckstruck or filled with terror
triskaidekaphobicSuffering from triskaidekaphobia (abnormal fear of the number 13)
unnerveddeprived of courage and strength
white-lippedHaving white lips from fear or terror
xenophobicSuffering from xenophobia
See alsocowardly, fearfullacking courage
timidshowing fear and lack of confidence
Oppositeunafraid, fearlessoblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
Spanishtemeroso, tener miedo
Catalantemorós
English > afraid: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningFilled 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"
BroaderconcernedFeeling or showing worry or solicitude
English > afraid: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningFeeling 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"
BroaderconcernedFeeling or showing worry or solicitude
Spanishtemeroso
English > afraid: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving feelings of aversion or unwillingness.
Examples
  • "afraid of hard work"
  • "afraid to show emotion"
BroaderdisinclinedUnwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval
Spanishmiedoso

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