Definition of "afraid" [a•fraid]

  • (adjective) Filled with fear: afraid of ghosts; afraid to die; afraid for his life.
  • (adjective) Having feelings of aversion or unwillingness in regard to something: not afraid of hard work; afraid to show emotion.
  • (adjective) Filled with regret or concern. Used especially to soften an unpleasant statement: I'm afraid you're wrong.

Use "afraid" in a sentence

  • "Well if Hope/Change/Hope/Change is a broken record what the heck is * be afraid, be very afraid*?"
  • ""Captain, we have had hard times of it out there, but _don't be afraid, don't be afraid_.""
  • "Let him go, and he will walk the streets with a swagger, and boast that you were afraid to touch him -- _afraid_, gentlemen -- and children and women will point after him as the man who has sent nine others into eternity, and who yet walks the streets a free man."

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