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Synonyms for afraid
əˈfreɪdafraid

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  1. afraidadjective

    Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.

    Synonyms:
    apprehensive, anxious, afeared, fearful, alarmed, timid, timorous, sorry

  2. afraidadjective

    regretful, sorry

    I am afraid I can not help you in this matter.

    Synonyms:
    sorry, timid, afeared, fearful, apprehensive, timorous, anxious, alarmed

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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"

    Antonyms:
    unconcerned, inclined(p)

  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"

    Synonyms:
    afraid(p)

    Antonyms:
    unconcerned, inclined(p)

  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"

    Synonyms:
    afraid(p)

    Antonyms:
    unconcerned, inclined(p)

  4. afraidadjective

    having feelings of aversion or unwillingness

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

    Synonyms:
    afraid(p)

    Antonyms:
    unconcerned, inclined(p)

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. scared

    Submitted by anonymous on January 11, 2021  
  2. fiert

    scottish word

    Submitted by anonymous on May 5, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. afraidadjective

    Synonyms:
    fearful, haunted with fear

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  1. afraidadjective

    Synonyms:
    alarmed, fearful, timid, timorous, apprehensive, scared, diffident

    Antonyms:
    fearless, unafraid, intrepid, bold, undaunted, temerarious

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How to use afraid in a sentence?

  1. Jose Ibarra:

    You don't want to get attention, people are afraid that if you get attention, then ICE will get closer to a family member or friends of the family that are here illegal.

  2. Darlene Perkins:

    Lord, when is this going to end? we don't want to be afraid. We are not going to be silenced and shut in the house by fear because the next thing that happens is fear. You thinking if you're walking down the street the police going to pull you over for walking.

  3. Angus King:

    We have to defend democracy, and I'm afraid that our colleagues have put us in that position. I'm very reluctant to modify the filibuster. But I don't feel I can stand by and see our system subverted.

  4. Miriam Araujo:

    I wish I could go more often, i'm afraid they'll stop sending the car. Then what will we do?

  5. Wellington Chen:

    After 9/11, people were not afraid to come back to eat, there was this American spirit that we're going to be fearless, we're going to rebuild. This time around, there's this fear factor that is being blown out of proportion.


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