Definitions for afraidəˈfreɪd
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word afraid
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
feeling fear; filled with apprehension:
to be afraid to go.
feeling regret or unhappiness:
I'm afraid we can't go on Monday.
feeling reluctance or unwillingness:
He was afraid to show his emotions.
Origin of afraid:
var. sp. of affrayed, ptp. of affray
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"
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"
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"
having feelings of aversion or unwillingness
"afraid of hard work"; "afraid to show emotion"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
My son is afraid of the dark.; too afraid to try skydiving
afraid that we'll be late; I was afraid of giving the secret away.
indicates that what you are saying will be disappointing
I'm afraid we have to leave now.
Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.
I am afraid I can not help you in this matter.
impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear; apprehensive
"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.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'afraid' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1848
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'afraid' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1236
Rank popularity for the word 'afraid' in Adjectives Frequency: #221
Translations for afraid
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
feeling fear or being frightened (of a person, thing etc)
The child is not afraid of the dark; She was afraid to go.
- com medoPortuguese (BR)
- poděšený; bát seCzech
- Angst haben, sich fürchtenGerman
- φοβισμένος, που φοβάταιGreek
- temeroso, con miedoSpanish
- ترسیده؛ ترسانFarsi
- डरा हुआ, भयभीतHindi
- bijantis, išsigandęsLithuanian
- ترسیده؛ ترسانPersian
- ډار شویPashto
- com medoPortuguese
- bati seSlovenian
- korkmuş, korkarTurkish
- 害怕的Chinese (Trad.)
- sợ hãiVietnamese
- 害怕的Chinese (Simp.)
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