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Synonyms for afraid
əˈfreɪd

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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"

    Antonyms:
    unconcerned, inclined(p)

  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"

    Synonyms:
    afraid(p)

    Antonyms:
    unconcerned, inclined(p)

  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"

    Synonyms:
    afraid(p)

    Antonyms:
    unconcerned, inclined(p)

  4. afraid(adj)

    having feelings of aversion or unwillingness

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

    Synonyms:
    afraid(p)

    Antonyms:
    unconcerned, inclined(p)

Wiktionary

  1. afraid(adjective)

    Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.

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

  2. afraid(adjective)

    regretful, sorry

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. afraid

    Synonyms:
    fearful, apprehensive, timid, timorous, cowardly, fainthearted, cautious, careful, frightened, alarmed, terrified, suspicious, distrustful, anxious

    Antonyms:
    fearless, inapprehensive, unsolicitous, easy, indifferent, secure, confident, bold, hopeful, eager, reckless, audacious, venturesome

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. afraid(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fearful, haunted with fear

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. afraid(a)

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

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    scared, frightened, fear, bang, scary, worried, scare, fearful, fright, terrified, affraid, frighten, 'rescared

How to pronounce afraid?

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Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say afraid in sign language?

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How to use afraid in a sentence?

  1. Dee Dee Blanchard:

    I honestly didn’t think about that, i was always so afraid of her — afraid of the consequences after.

  2. Washington Post critic Hank Stuever:

    I just have to ask: What were we all so afraid of? ... It's too early for Noah to crush it but it's enough for now to just utter a sigh of relief. 'The Daily Show' is back with its essential wit and irreverence intact.

  3. Shannon Watts:

    These extremists are afraid their guns will be taken away - we're afraid our children will be taken away, while the rally has grown in size and grown more extreme, what we will see Monday is a vocal minority.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    He who is neither afraid of the wolves nor hurts the lambs, He is called a great man!

  5. Marilyn Medina:

    For a $6 haircut? You’re doing all this? i was afraid. You never know the intention she had, if she was really going to shoot, if she was really going to do something.


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