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Princeton's WordNet

  1. afraid(p)adjective

    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. afraidadjective

    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. afraidadjective

    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. afraidadjective

    having feelings of aversion or unwillingness

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

Wiktionary

  1. afraidadjective

    Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.

  2. afraidadjective

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. afraid

    One of the most reproachful sea-epithets, as not only conveying the meaning being struck with fear, but also implies rank cowardice. (See AFEARD.)

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

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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

Examples of AFRAID in a Sentence

  1. Scarlett Johansson:

    I think you'll learn about what Natasha Romanoff is afraid of, and I think you'll learn about what parts of Natasha Romanoff Natasha Romanoff's afraid of, you really see Natasha Romanoff in, like, a pretty broken-down place, and Natasha Romanoff kinda has to build Natasha Romanoff back up and pull all the pieces together in this film. It gets kind of gnarly, but good gnarly.

  2. Ali Saleh:

    Everybody's afraid of the possibility that fighting will break out in Sanaa, and we ask God to protect us.

  3. Andrew M. Dixon:

    Always afraid of making mistakes, always afraid of making wrong decisions, always trying to be perfect; fact is no one is perfect, and the best lessons derive from the mistakes and the wrong decisions we make. Don't be afraid of mistakes, and never regret the decisions you make; use them as a life lesson, and build on them.

  4. Alia Salem:

    There is a lot of fear out there, people are afraid to go outside or they are taking off their head scarves so they don't draw attention.

  5. Abubakar Idi:

    Anybody who has seen such a terrible thing must be afraid.

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