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Synonyms for afraidəˈfreɪd

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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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. afraid(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fearful, haunted with fear

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

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


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