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afraid

a·fraid

afraid

 
 
pronunciation:
freId
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: feeling fear or apprehension.
Many people are afraid of snakes.When I heard the noise downstairs, I was very afraid.
synonyms:
alarmed, fearful, frightened, nervous, scared, tremulous, worried
antonyms:
brave, fearless, intrepid
similar words:
aghast, anxious, apprehensive, craven, distrustful, fearsome, jittery, jumpy, panic-stricken, scared, terror-stricken, timorous, uneasy
definition 2: feeling polite sorrow or regret.
I'm terribly sorry, but I'm afraid I can't attend this evening.We're afraid that we cannot offer you a position at this time.
synonyms:
regretful, sorry
similar words:
apologetic, remorseful
definition 3: feeling great reluctance, esp. because of fear.
He's afraid to go in the water.
synonyms:
timid, timorous
antonyms:
unafraid
similar words:
cautious, hesitant, reluctant, wary
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