Afraid synonyms

ə-frād'

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Filled with fright; terrified
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Causing or capable of causing fear; frightening:
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Able or quick to apprehend or understand
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Extremely frightened.
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Extremely shocked.
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The definition of perplexed is full of uncertainty, confused or puzzled.
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Having the emotion of dismay.
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Struck by shock, terror, or amazement.
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Unsettled, broken up, or altered in structure or function:
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Rendered immobile:
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Suffering distress:
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The definition of leery is someone or something expressing caution and suspicion.
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Gripped by fear
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Easily startled
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Unable to act or respond; dazed; shocked.
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Overcome by panic; terrified.
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Hesitating or undecided; vacillating; doubtful
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Apprehensive of the future
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A regional variation of afraid.
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Struck with horror.
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(Obsolete) Terrified.
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Overcome with terror
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Disturbed; flustered.
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The definition of fearless is brave or not scared.
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The definition of funky is something that smells bad or it is something artistic, modern, unconventional or cool.
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Gripped by fear
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Showing or practicing caution; careful.
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Full of or subject to fear; timid
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(Now Rare) Frightened; timid
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Thinking about unpleasant things that have happened or that might happen; feeling afraid and unhappy.
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Lacking self-confidence; shy.
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Nervy, jumpy, on edge
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Creating unnecessary fuss.
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Not firm, substantial, or secure; weak, unsound, or unsteady
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Surprised, startled, confused, or taken aback.
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The definition of ashen is being gray or ash colored.
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Making a fine display; impressive or showy:
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In a state of panic.
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Pertaining to someone or thing that causes great fear in others.
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Alternative form of hen-hearted.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Fearful; apprehensive
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Affording no ease or reassurance:
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Showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful.
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(Of a stomach or gastrointestinal tract, referred to as stomach) Feeling unwell, nauseated, or ready to vomit.
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Anxious; troubled:
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(Now Chiefly Dial.) Frightened; afraid
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Afraid.
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(Dialectal) Able; capable; stout; strong; sound.
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(Psychology) Relating to, characterized by, or affected with abulia.
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Eagerly wishing
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Not daunted; not faltering or hesitating out of fear or discouragement; undismayed; intrepid
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Having, displaying, or characteristic of the qualities appropriate to a hero; courageous:
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(Slang) Timid or cowardly
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Showing courage or determination; heroic.
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Extremely afraid.
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Emotionally upset or excited; shaken.
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(Idiomatic) Extremely frightened
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Describes the fear-induced state (literal or figurative) where an person seems incapable of movement.
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The definition of confident is to be certain about something or feeling sure of yourself and your abilities.
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Having or showing confidence and poise.
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Feeling, exhibiting, or expressing no fear.
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Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous:
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Full of awe.
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Unwilling to fight; lacking even the rudiments of courage; extremely cowardly.
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Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
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Frightened by the sound of gunfire.
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Unwilling; disinclined:
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(Of a person) Regretful for an action; grieved or saddened, especially by the loss of something or someone.
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Intrepid is defined as fearless and brave.
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Serenely self-possessed; calm:
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The definition of courageous is showing courage and being brave.
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Acceptable; satisfactory:
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Being especially well-adapted; felicitous:
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(Archaic) Sharp; keen
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Reckless; rash
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Potentially hazardous; risky.
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(Simile, said of a human's complexion) Very white or pale, as if suffering from shock.
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Filled with awe.
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Synonym Study

  • Terrified implies intense, overwhelming fear he stood terrified as the tiger charged
  • Timorous suggests fearfulness and lack of confidence as a habitual state of mind raised a timorous objection
  • Fearful suggests a feeling of disquiet and a tendency to worry rather than an alarming fear fearful of making an error
  • Timid implies a lack of courage or self-confidence and suggests overcautiousness or shyness too timid to ask for an explanation
  • Frightened implies a sudden, usually temporary seizure of fear the child was frightened by the dog
  • Afraid is applied to a general feeling of fear or disquiet and is the broadest in application of all the words considered here to be afraid of the dark, to be afraid to die
Find another word for afraid. In this page you can discover 122 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for afraid, like: frightened, fearful, scared, apprehensive, terrified, discouraged, intimidated, startled, fainthearted, perplexed and dismayed.