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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
References in classic literature ?
He watched it with that strange interest in trivial things that we try to develop when things of high import make us afraid, or when we are stirred by some new emotion for which we cannot find expression, or when some thought that terrifies us lays sudden siege to the brain and calls on us to yield.
She knew as well as I did that if there is one thing in the world the elephant is more afraid of than another it is a little barking dog.
It is very uncomfortable, I am afraid I shall be summoned.
That is the wonderful thing about it, but I am afraid you don't understand the poetry of life.
Here she suddenly paused, afraid of what she had just said.
I heard her voice gain strength as she read it, I saw her timid face take courage, but when came my evil day, then at the dawning, alas for me, I was afraid.
Maimie admired him more than ever for being afraid of nothing but their ayah, when there were so many unknown terrors to fear, and she said aloud, "Tony, I shall race you to the gate," and in a whisper, "Then you can hide," and off they ran.
Monty," he said, "you aren't afraid to come with me?
What I am afraid of is being saddled with some rotten home duty.
Nothing," she answered; "I'm afraid of him, that's all
Moreover, he was afraid of his wife, afraid of a policeman, afraid of physical violence, and lived in constant dread of burglars.
Nothing can possibly have frightened him," she replied; "I am afraid he is in bad health.