What does Afraid mean?

Definitions for Afraid
əˈfreɪdAfraid

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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.]

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

How to pronounce Afraid?

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    Karen
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How to say Afraid in sign language?

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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. Julie Morgenstern:

    If you're afraid to let someone else see your weakness, take heart Nobody's perfect. Besides, your attempts to hide your flaws don't work as well as you think they do.

  2. Mitt Romney:

    If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished, now, Donald Trump tells us that Donald Trump is very, very smart. I'm afraid that when it comes to foreign policy, Donald Trump is very, very not smart.

  3. Jean Paul:

    The timid are afraid before the danger, the cowardly while in danger, and the courageous after danger.

  4. Sophocles:

    I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either.

  5. Raphael Warnock:

    If it is true that a man who has dominated the news and poisoned the discussion for months needs to repent, then it is doubly true that a nation that can produce such a man and make his vitriol go viral needs to repent, no matter what happens next month, more than a third of the nation that would go along with this, is reason to be afraid. America needs to repent for its worship of Whiteness, on full display this season.

Images & Illustrations of Afraid

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