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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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. Angelica Reyes:

    I'm afraid someone is going to murder me.

  2. Richard Perks:

    The other people in this hostel are not following the social distancing rules, and I'm afraid the quarantine will be extended indefinitely.

  3. Darley Energy:

    I'll never go back to Russia and I'm afraid that I'm starting to feel the same with Poland right now.

  4. Radka Petrova:

    I'm here because my faith is strong and I'm not afraid, i remember the communist times and how mounted policemen used to surround the church to intimidate worshippers.

  5. Sedef Kabas:

    My occupation is based on questions, journalism is based on questions, but unfortunately, in recent years, the ones who are ruling the country and hold critical positions, they are afraid of questions. They do not like to be questioned, so they see just one side of Turkey, and rule it accordingly.

Images & Illustrations of afraid

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