feeling fear or anxiety; frightened.
Using afraid: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "afraid" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I'm afraid of heights.
She was afraid to speak in public.
He's afraid that he won't pass the test.
afraid Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with afraid
Ever since the accident, she's been afraid of her own shadow.
A: Can you lend me some money? B: Afraid not, I'm broke too.
She's always surrounded by people because she's afraid of her own company.
Origins of afraid
from Old English 'onfraede', meaning 'fearful'
Summary: afraid in Brief
'Afraid' [əˈfreɪd] is an adjective that describes feeling fear or anxiety. It is often used in phrases like 'be afraid of one's own shadow,' which means to be excessively timid, and 'afraid not,' which is a polite way of saying something is not possible. Synonyms for 'afraid' include 'scared,' 'frightened,' and 'terrified.' Antonyms include 'brave,' 'fearless,' and 'confident.'