Definition of 'afraid'
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Thousands more victims were too afraid to come forward. The Sun (2016)She is now too afraid to go to school on her own, a court heard. The Sun (2017)The atmosphere makes people very nervous, and afraid that they may miss something worth buying. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She's not afraid of anything. The Sun (2016)Somebody might have given him a lift and is afraid to come forward thinking they have done something wrong, but they have not. The Sun (2016)Was I afraid of going over it again? Times, Sunday Times (2016)That your boyfriend feels comfortable being vulnerable doesn't mean he is weak, simply that he is in touch with his feelings and not afraid to show them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The country is suffering because people and politicians are too afraid to say anything about it. The Sun (2014)What you probably mean is that you are afraid others may think you are lazy. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)We will not be afraid of anyone and will try to enjoy our football. The Sun (2016)Since then my boyfriend is afraid there is something wrong with him. The Sun (2010)You would have been afraid to go out at night. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We seem to be afraid to punish them. The Sun (2010)Most locals had fled or were still too afraid to come out. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Nobody is afraid of him any more. The Sun (2009)My free leaflet for anyone afraid of the dentist explains more. The Sun (2006)It is not something to be afraid of. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They all seem to be afraid and apprehensive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was not much afraid of anything that she might feel now. Middlemarch (1872)We are afraid she may have come to harm. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Being afraid of something means thinking in a negative way about it. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)She is afraid to go back to school and thinks they will not want her back. The Sun (2014)We are not afraid of anyone. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In fact, nobody should be afraid of them. The Sun (2012)I learned many of us in the program were afraid of strong feelings. Christianity Today (2000)Are we afraid of feelings? Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was great to share this funny moment with him in his last few hours, at a time when he was worried and afraid. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'afraid'
British English: afraid /əˈfreɪd/ ADJECTIVE
If you are afraid of someone or afraidto do something, you are frightened because you think that something horrible is going to happen.
I was afraid of the other boys.
- American English: afraid
- Arabic: خائِف
- Brazilian Portuguese: com medo
- Chinese: 害怕
- Croatian: uplašen
- Czech: vystrašený
- Danish: bange
- Dutch: bang
- European Spanish: temeroso
- Finnish: peloissaan
- French: effrayé
- German: fürchten (sich)
- Greek: φοβισμένος
- Italian: timoroso
- Japanese: ･･･が怖い
- Korean: ...을 두려워하여
- Norwegian: redd
- Polish: przestraszony
- European Portuguese: com medo
- Romanian: speriat
- Russian: испуганный
- Spanish: temeroso
- Swedish: rädd
- Thai: กลัว
- Turkish: korkmuş
- Ukrainian: наляканий
- Vietnamese: sợ
Definition of afraid from the Collins English Dictionary
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