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Definition of afraid:

  1. Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear; apprehensive.

Synonyms:

hydrophobic, ashen, agoraphobic, bullied, ascared, unnerved, cautious, disturbed, chicken, algophobic, panic-stricken, triskaidekaphobic, perplexed, fear, dismayed, claustrophobic, terrified, panicked, horror-struck, brave, scared, terror-struck, confident, hunted, shaky, uneasy, petrified, unafraid, self-assured, mysophobic, terror-stricken, intimidated, disinclined, appalled, acrophobic, funky, discouraged, jumpy, horror-stricken, aghast, concerned, shocked, afeared, bold, cowed, leery, apprehensive, browbeaten, numb, nervous, fidgety, horrified, shitless, distressed, stunned, afeard, xenophobic, fearsome, upset, frozen, frightened, white-lipped, panicky, panic-struck, hangdog, worried, hesitant, alarmed, aquaphobic.

Usage examples:

  • She was almost afraid to speak.

    - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
  • " I'm afraid I don't," said Kathleen.

    - "The Rebel of the School", Mrs. L. T. Meade.
  • You- You are afraid of me?

    - "The Hollow of Her Hand", George Barr McCutcheon.