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1. afraid

adjective. ['əˈfreɪd'] filled with fear or apprehension.

Synonyms

  • fearful
  • horror-struck
  • xenophobic
  • dismayed
  • scared
  • horrified
  • triskaidekaphobic
  • cowardly
  • hunted
  • shocked
  • agoraphobic
  • terrified
  • hydrophobic
  • terror-struck
  • numb
  • fear
  • hangdog
  • afeared
  • panic-stricken
  • alarmed
  • aghast
  • algophobic
  • panic-struck
  • appalled
  • terror-stricken
  • white-lipped
  • claustrophobic
  • timid
  • panicky
  • horror-stricken
  • aquaphobic
  • mysophobic
  • panicked
  • fright
  • unnerved
  • shitless
  • apprehensive
  • acrophobic
  • fearfulness
  • afeard

Antonyms

  • bold
  • brave
  • fearlessness
  • courage

Etymology

  • affrayed (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Afraid

  • underplayed
  • promenade
  • metrodade
  • underpaid
  • serenade
  • portrayed
  • palisade
  • overstayed
  • overplayed
  • masquerade
  • lemonade
  • downgrade
  • displayed
  • disobeyed
  • colonnade
  • brascade
  • usaid
  • upgrade
  • unswayed
  • replayed
  • prepaid
  • persuade
  • overpaid
  • mislaid
  • mcquaide
  • mcquaid
  • mcquade
  • mcglade
  • mcdaid
  • mcdade

How to spell afraid? Is it affraid? Or afriad? Common misspellings are:

  • affraid
  • afriad

Example sentences of the word afraid


1. Verb, past participle
Don’t be afraid to click around and read what people have chosen to make publicly available.

2. Adjective
When communication is unclear or employees are afraid to report problems, problems may escalate quickly out of control.

Quotes containing the word afraid


1. I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
- Woody Allen

2. Never be afraid to meet to the hilt the demand of either work, or friendship - two of life's major assets.
- Eleanor Robson Belmont

3. I think I've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.
- Amy Tan

2. afraid

adjective. ['əˈfreɪd'] filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement.

Antonyms

  • noble

Etymology

  • affrayed (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. afraid

adjective. ['əˈfreɪd'] feeling worry or concern or insecurity.

Antonyms

  • unalarming

Etymology

  • affrayed (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. afraid

adjective. ['əˈfreɪd'] having feelings of aversion or unwillingness.

Antonyms

  • good

Etymology

  • affrayed (Middle English (1100-1500))
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