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Synonyms for afraid

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  1. afraidadjective

    Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.

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

  2. afraidadjective

    regretful, sorry

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

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

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"

    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"


    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"


    unconcerned, inclined(p)

  4. afraidadjective

    having feelings of aversion or unwillingness

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


    unconcerned, inclined(p)

Editors Contribution

  1. scared

    Submitted by anonymous on January 11, 2021  
  2. fiert

    scottish word

    Submitted by anonymous on May 5, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. afraidadjective

    fearful, haunted with fear

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. afraidadjective

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

    fearless, unafraid, intrepid, bold, undaunted, temerarious

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How to use afraid in a sentence?

  1. Jane Russell:

    I'm afraid I am a born romantic. I never had any doubt that I could fulfill any man's dream if I chose to. My mother had given me the key: tender, loving care.

  2. Patrick Silva:

    We all had each others' backs. We didn't start any fights, i remember Jimmy being very quick, and not afraid. ... He wasn't reactive, he was proactive.

  3. Michael Ruth:

    Achievers are not afraid of failure but the fear of not starting.

  4. Wayne LaPierre:

    Americans will judge for themselves who they believe and trust on this issue – you or the NRA. Let’s see if you’re game for a fair debate, it’s your chance to show the American people you’re not afraid to meet the NRA on neutral ground.

  5. Michael Moore:

    I thought, I have to be completely honest with people, and so I said it, I said something that I know the Democratic Party leaders and others do n’t want, they do n’t want this said, but I believe a majority of Americans are thinking it, a lot of people are afraid to say it. I ’m going to say it, i said it that night, live on television.

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