afraid


afraid
adjective Etymology: Middle English affraied, from past participle of affraien to frighten — more at affray Date: 14th century 1. filled with fear or apprehension <
afraid of machines
>
<
afraid for his job
>
2. filled with concern or regret over an unwanted situation <
I'm afraid I won't be able to go
>
3. having a dislike for something <
afraid of hard work
>
Synonyms: see fearful

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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