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afraid

adjective  alarmed, anxious, cautious, distrustful, fearful, frightened, haunted by fear, leery, nervous, scared, shrinking, terrified, terror-stricken, timid, timorous, uneasy
See also: caitiff, leery, recreant
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It is very uncomfortable, I am afraid I shall be summoned.
After he had waited there some time, he sold the sack of flour for a very good price, and then he returned home at once, for he was afraid that if he stopped too late he might meet some robbers on the way.
But I am afraid I shall never have such beautiful ideas as you have.
Poor little Hans was afraid to say anything to this, and early the next morning the Miller brought his sheep round to the cottage, and Hans started off with them to the mountain.
exclaimed the boy, looking at her with much admiration, though he privately thought she would have good reason to be a trifle afraid of the old gentleman, if she met hem in some of his moods.
You are not afraid of anything, you know," returned the boy, looking wicked.
I think I am a little bit afraid of him, but I don't know why I should be.
He keeps no company with anybody, and seldom walks out but by night, for he doth not care to be seen; and all the country people are as much afraid of meeting him; for his dress is enough to frighten those who are not used to it.
I was afraid your worship would have been angry with me for letting him in; and to be certain I should not have done it, had not I seen by the moon-light, that he was a gentleman, and almost frozen to death.
I am afraid, sir," said the old gentleman to Jones, "that I have nothing in this house which you can either eat or drink, unless you will accept a dram of brandy; of which I can give you some most excellent, and which I have had by me these thirty years.
The King mourned, but he did not think that the Queen had done the wicked deed, and as he was afraid the maiden would also be taken from him, he wanted to take her with him.
But it seems as if part of me was buried over there in that little harbor graveyard-- and it hurts so much that I'm afraid of life.