Definitions for afraidəˈfreɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•fraidəˈfreɪd(adj.)

  1. feeling fear; filled with apprehension:

    to be afraid to go.

  2. feeling regret or unhappiness:

    I'm afraid we can't go on Monday.

  3. feeling reluctance or unwillingness:

    He was afraid to show his emotions.

Origin of afraid:

var. sp. of affrayed, ptp. of affray

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. afraid(adjective)əˈfreɪd

    scared, frightened

    My son is afraid of the dark.; too afraid to try skydiving

  2. afraidəˈfreɪd

    worried

    afraid that we'll be late; I was afraid of giving the secret away.

  3. afraidəˈfreɪd

    indicates that what you are saying will be disappointing

    I'm afraid we have to leave now.

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.

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


Translations for afraid

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

afraid(adjective)

feeling fear or being frightened (of a person, thing etc)

The child is not afraid of the dark; She was afraid to go.

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