afraid afraid  /əf ˈreɪd/


  1. (adj) filled with fear or apprehension
  2. (adj) filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
  3. (adj) feeling worry or concern or insecurity
  4. (adj) having feelings of aversion or unwillingness


  1. He is afraid that both Democrats and Republicans in Washington are deeply corrupt and that their corruption is spreading like a plague.
  2. Never afraid to challenge the status quo, he's a refreshing change in arenas too often concerned about consensus and not rocking the boat.
  3. The superintendents are afraid of the board of education, and the board is afraid of the truth.


  1. Taking center stage: "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" premiers at Lakeside

    Photo courtesy of Lakeside Community Theatre - Cast members of "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" pose for the camera. The play kicked on today and will conclude with performances next Friday and Saturday.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Colony Courier-Leader

  2. Letter: Let security continue

    I'm afraid there are really some people around that believe security will always be there to protect us and that smart...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Deseret News

  3. Restrict volume on iPhone, iPod, and iPad

    Afraid your kids are blowing out their eardrums with their iPod, iPhone, or iPad? CNET's Donald Bell shows how to lock down a maximum volume setting. Originally posted at How To
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNET


  1. "I'm not afraid of the fight, I'm ready for it," McCain told noisy supporters at a rally in this Republican region and home of the world's largest chocolate factory.
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: John McCain Source: ABC News

  2. Cheney said that Obama "seems afraid to make a decision, and unable to provide his commander on the ground with the troops he needs to complete his mission."
    on Oct 22, 2009 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: The Wichita Eagle

  3. "Knowing as she did the threats to her life ...... she risked everything in her attempt to win democracy in Pakistan and she has been assassinated by cowards afraid of democracy," Brown said in a televised statement.
    on Dec 27, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: Reuters UK

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