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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Struck by shock, terror, or amazement.
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Unsettled, broken up, or altered in structure or function:
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Having the emotion of dismay.
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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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Apprehensive of the future
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Suffering distress:
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Extremely frightened.
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Overcome by panic; terrified.
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Gripped by fear
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Easily startled
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The definition of leery is someone or something expressing caution and suspicion.
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Unable to act or respond; dazed; shocked.
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Struck with horror.
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(Obsolete) Terrified.
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Rendered immobile:
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Disturbed; flustered.
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Overcome with terror
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Thinking about unpleasant things that have happened or that might happen; feeling afraid and unhappy.
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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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Not firm, substantial, or secure; weak, unsound, or unsteady
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Gripped by fear
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Showing cowardice; lacking in courage; basely or weakly fearful.
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Emotionally upset or excited; shaken.
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Gripped by fear
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Feeling, exhibiting, or expressing no fear.
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Potentially hazardous; risky.
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Full of or subject to fear; timid
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(Now Rare) Frightened; timid
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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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In a state of panic.
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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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A regional variation of afraid.
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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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Hesitating or undecided; vacillating; doubtful
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Eagerly wishing
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Fearful; apprehensive
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Showing or practicing caution; careful.
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Affording no ease or reassurance:
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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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(Slang) Timid or cowardly
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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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(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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The definition of fearless is brave or not scared.
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Making a fine display; impressive or showy:
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Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous:
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Full of awe.
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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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Not daunted; not faltering or hesitating out of fear or discouragement; undismayed; intrepid
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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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(Simile, said of a human's complexion) Very white or pale, as if suffering from shock.
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Extremely afraid.
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Apprehensive of the future
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Filled with awe.
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Anxious; troubled:
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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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Intrepid is defined as fearless and brave.
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Reckless; rash
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Showing courage or determination; heroic.
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The definition of courageous is showing courage and being brave.
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Having, displaying, or characteristic of the qualities appropriate to a hero; courageous:
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Serenely self-possessed; calm:
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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
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