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Definition of Afraid
AfraidAfraid A*fraid", p. a. [OE. afrayed, affraide, p. p. of
afraien to affray. See Affray, and cf. Afeard.]
Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear; apprehensive.
[Afraid comes after the noun it limits.] ``Back they
recoiled, afraid.' --Milton.
Note: This word expresses a less degree of fear than
terrified or frightened. It is followed by of before
the object of fear, or by the infinitive, or by a
dependent clause; as, to be afraid of death. ``I am
afraid to die.' ``I am afraid he will chastise me.'
``Be not afraid that I your hand should take.' --Shak.
I am afraid is sometimes used colloquially to soften a
statement; as, I am afraid I can not help you in this
Syn: Fearful; timid; timorous; alarmed; anxious.
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