1. filled with fear or apprehension

- afraid even to turn his head

- suddenly looked afraid

- afraid for his life

Similar word(s): acrophobic, afeard, afeared, aghast, appalled, dismayed, shocked, agoraphobic, alarmed, algophobic, apprehensive, hangdog, claustrophobic, fearful, frightened, scared, horrified, hunted, aquaphobic, hydrophobic, mysophobic, panicked, panicky, terrified, numb, triskaidekaphobic, unnerved, xenophobic, timid, cowardly, fearful

2. filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement

- I'm afraid I won't be able to come

- he was afraid he would have to let her go

- I'm afraid you're wrong

Similar word(s): concerned

3. feeling worry or concern or insecurity

- She was afraid that I might be embarrassed

- terribly afraid of offending someone

- I am afraid we have witnessed only the first phase of the conflict

Similar word(s): concerned

4. having feelings of aversion or unwillingness

- afraid of hard work

- afraid to show emotion

Similar word(s): disinclined

Sentences with afraid as an adjective:

- He is afraid of death.

- He is afraid to die.

- He is afraid that he will die.

- I am afraid I can not help you in this matter.