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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-frād′, adj. struck with fear: timid. [See Affray.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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
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
The numerical value of afraid in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of afraid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of afraid in a Sentence
I was raising hell, you know, i grew up in a gambling town as a mogul skier, which is about as punk rock as it gets. I was living fast and I wasn't really afraid to show it.
Those who have networks in the system, those who understand the ground realities of this country, also know how to push those realities towards the change, but the others who come ... helicoptered from other places, those people, I am afraid are unable to make the sort of positive impact that you want in this country.
Do not be afraid to help one another. The devil is looking for rivalry, division, gangs. Keep working to make progress ... I have seen how pain does not stifle the hope deep within the human heart and how life goes on, finding new strength even in the midst of difficulties.
Some people from IKEA are a little bit afraid.
Don’t be afraid of the darkness; just carry a light with you!
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- مرعوب, خائفArabic
- porCatalan, Valencian
- bojácný, bázlivý, vystrašenýCzech
- bedauern, ängstlich, leiderGerman
- tener miedo, temerse queSpanish
- bangin, ræddurFaroese
- eaglach, [[tá]] [[eagla]] [[orm]]Irish
- 怖い, 恐れJapanese
- bang, bevreesdDutch
- redd, engsteligNorwegian
- obawiać sięPolish
- temer, [[ter]] [[medo]], [[estar]] [[com]] [[medo]]Portuguese
- бояться, боя́щийся, боя́ться, испу́ганныйRussian
- đáng sợVietnamese
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