afraid: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-frād'), [key]
— adj.
  1. feeling fear; filled with apprehension: afraid to go.
  2. feeling regret, unhappiness, or the like: I'm afraid we can't go on Monday.
  3. feeling reluctance, unwillingness, distaste, or the like: He seemed afraid to show his own children a little kindness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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