What does afraid mean?

Definitions for afraid
əˈfreɪdafraid

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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.

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"

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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Deshawn Yeldell:

    No Mo’ Friendz •I finally found peace no mo’ friends, Let tha respect end so much watered down love I had tah get rid of;— let tha memories fly like a mornin’ Dove, shush!— Wit’ a push an shove tha game so fake I had tah turn my back, Same nicca’z still talkin down but I’m just laughing at cha, ain’t no loyalty;— muh nicca’z get yo cash up! now dat everybody from tha block all grownup, some Homies went left others went right;— who can ya trust in this life? •it’s been nothin nice I had no choice but tah fight, despite I had tah thug it out all day an night, why dey still focused on competing I got my mind right tryna make my future bright all I got is faith in my eyesight, Got a couple of potnas I ain’t never had uh real friend;— Fock it let tha money win we all lost in a life of sin, Befo’ it’s over dey gon feel me worldwide, applied da pressure;— now dat they agitated motherfockas can’t stop my prophecy, they should’ve showed hospitality cause some of us come an go, this is information about tha good an bad happy an tha sad R.I.P to da homies who passed, Real life I write a whole rap on my Facebook page piece it together like I’m gettin’ paid, I can feel God tellin’ me don’t be afraid, People please don’t look at me funny because my words a man-made, I’m in tha Middle of a balance everybody that I know throwin shade; At Me! but this hard life;— I will never trade, I been dreamin uh ‘bout uh bag fa’ while this freestyle-hustle came wit’ my lifestyle, it’s been hostile but it’s worth da while, I grew up wit’ sum’ real-nicca’z an sum’ fake-nicca’z to;— don’t even ask me who, my new alias name bloomin’ like uh rose out of da blue, Now throw tha deuce! I erased dat nicca Slick an change my name tah MillYentei now I’m feelin brand new, Used to want a happy home, but Couple of years ago I got lost in da Hennessey an smokin’ weed an money was all dat I could see, i’mma changed man but it’s still hard tah give uh fock, when ya feelin like you got no Luck on top of dat my mind feelin’ stuck, it’s been rough but I keep my head up. •I finally found peace no mo’ friends, Let tha respect end so much watered down love I had tah get rid of;— let da memories fly like a mornin’ Dove, shush!— Wit’ a push an shove tha game so fake I had tah turn my back, Same Niggah’z still talkin down but I’m just laughing at cha, ain’t no loyalty;— muh nicca’z get yo cash up! now dat everybody from tha block all grownup, some Homies went left others went right;— who can ya trust in this life?.... From the “Book of Riffz” -MillYentei_DY

  2. Allen Orr Jr:

    I have Nigerian clients that are here and afraid to leave, and clients in Nigeria fearful of coming, there is a chilling effect -- they are not looking to travel and they don't want to go to conferences right now.

  3. Nick Geier:

    I thought he was a nice guy, he used to smile and say hello. He certainly didn't look like someone who would do something like this. I'm really afraid now.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    Until the Maduro regime restores a democratic path in Venezuela through free, fair, and transparent elections, the government faces isolation from the international community.Sunday’s process was choreographed by a regime too unpopular and afraid of its own people to risk free elections and open competition. the United States stands with democratic nations in support of the Venezuelan people and will take swift economic and diplomatic actions to support the restoration of their democracy.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Death is a fact of life. That is to say, it is something that must be faced, encountered, accepted and tasted by all humans and living things someday, although it is unpalatable most especially to humans. But, never be bothered about it and never be afraid of it (death). For, it is nothing but life's change agent. That is it (period). -Emeasoba George

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