What does afraid mean?

Definitions for afraidəˈfreɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word afraid.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. afraid(p)(adj)

    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"

  2. afraid(adj)

    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"

  3. afraid(adj)

    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"

  4. afraid(adj)

    having feelings of aversion or unwillingness

    "afraid of hard work"; "afraid to show emotion"

Wiktionary

  1. afraid(Adjective)

    Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.

  2. afraid(Adjective)

    regretful, sorry

    I am afraid I can not help you in this matter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Afraid

    impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear; apprehensive

Freebase

  1. Afraid

    "Afraid" is a song by the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, released on their 1997 album Generation Swine. A two-track pig promo picture CD includes the 3:56 Swine Mix and 4:10 Rave Mix. Written by bassist Nikki Sixx, the lyrics were inspired by the early stages of his relationship with Donna D'Errico, when he felt she was running away from him from fear of getting too close. The song charted at number 10 on the Mainstream rock charts.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Afraid

    a-frād′, adj. struck with fear: timid. [See Affray.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'afraid' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1848

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'afraid' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1236

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'afraid' in Adjectives Frequency: #221

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of afraid in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of afraid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jewel Allison:

    For years, I thought that I was the only one, i kept this as a secret ... afraid no one is going to believe you, afraid society is going to victimize you.

  2. Osho, The art of Dying:

    A man who is afraid of death will be afraid of life also, because life brings death. If you are afraid of the enemy and you close your door, the friend will also be prohibited.

  3. Anne Libera:

    There's a lot more judgment and a lot less acceptance, there's the segment that's afraid of laughing, the segment afraid of being offended and another segment that's afraid of other people being offended.

  4. Reginald Jackson:

    Milwaukee is a place where isolation has a huge impact on the relationships people have, people are afraid of each other. Black people are afraid of the white parts of town. White people are afraid of the black and Latino parts of town.

  5. Massoud Barzani:

    People are afraid to send their girls out because they are afraid they might be taken as concubines for the emirs or fighters; they are afraid to send young boys out to run errands because they're afraid they might be taken as fighters for ISIS.

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