Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.
‘He is afraid of death.’; ‘He is afraid to die.’; ‘He is afraid that he will die.’;
Afraid; suffering from fear.
(colloquial) regretful, sorry
‘I am afraid I cannot help you in this matter.’;
simple past tense and past participle of frighten
Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear; apprehensive.
thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation;
‘became panicky as the snow deepened’; ‘felt panicked before each exam’; ‘trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd’; ‘the terrified horse bolted’;
filled with fear or apprehension;
‘afraid even to turn his head’; ‘suddenly looked afraid’; ‘afraid for his life’; ‘afraid of snakes’; ‘afraid to ask questions’;
‘the frightened child cowered in the corner’; ‘too shocked and scared to move’;
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’;
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’;
having feelings of aversion or unwillingness;
‘afraid of hard work’; ‘affaid to show emotion’;