afraid meaning

EN[əˈfɹeɪd] [-eɪd]
  • To be afraid is to have the emotional response of fear to threats or danger.
  • Afraid may also refer to:
  • "Afraid" (Mötley Crüe song), 1997
  • "Afraid" (The Neighbourhood song), 2013
  • "Afraid" (David Bowie song), 2002
  • "Afraid", a song by Vanessa Hudgens, from her 2006 debut album, V
  • "Afraid", a song by Nelly Furtado, from her 2006 album Loose
  • "Afraid", a song by Medina, from her 2013 album re-release Forever
  • "Afraid", a song by Nico, from the 1970 album Desertshore

    Definition of afraid in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore afraidSUPmost afraid
    1. (usually used predicatively, not attributively) Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.
      1. He is afraid of death.
      2. He is afraid to die.
      3. He is afraid that he will die.
    2. COL regretful, sorry.
      1. I am afraid I can not help you in this matter.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • I was so eager to make their bedclothes agreeable and nice, I am afraid I was a bit loose-handed with the starch bottle.
      • He was afraid to get in with the cat because there was nowhere to push the snow, and as there was no side to push it to, he was afraid of getting high centred.
      • This textbook may say introductory on the cover, but I'm afraid it lies beyond me.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • A green shirt with orange slacks really doesn’t do it for me, I’m afraid.
      • My musical tastes don't run to Wagner, I'm afraid.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
    Related Links:
    1. en afraidness
    2. en afraid of one's own shadow
    Source: Wiktionary

    Meaning of afraid for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "afraid" is an adjective.
    Difficultness: Level 1
    Easy     ➨     Difficult
    Definiteness: Level 8
    Definite    ➨     Versatile