Definitions of afraid:
  • adjective:   having feelings of aversion or unwillingness
    Example: "Afraid of hard work"
  • adjective:   filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
    Example: "I'm afraid I won't be able to come"
  • adjective:   feeling worry or concern or insecurity
    Example: "She was afraid that I might be embarrassed"

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