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Synonyms for afraid

Synonyms for (adjective) afraid

Synonyms: afraid Definition: filled with fear or apprehension Usage: afraid even to turn his head; suddenly looked afraid; afraid for his life; afraid of snakes; afraid to ask questions

Similar words: acrophobic Definition: suffering from acrophobia; abnormally afraid of high places

Similar words: afeard, afeared Definition: a pronunciation of afraid

Similar words: aghast, appalled, shocked, dismayed Definition: struck with fear, dread, or consternation

Similar words: agoraphobic Definition: suffering from agoraphobia; abnormally afraid of open or public places

Similar words: alarmed Definition: experiencing a sudden sense of danger

Similar words: algophobic Definition: suffering from algophobia; abnormally afraid of pain

Similar words: apprehensive Definition: in fear or dread of possible evil or harm Usage: apprehensive for one's life; apprehensive of danger

Similar words: hangdog Definition: frightened into submission or compliance

Similar words: claustrophobic Definition: suffering from claustrophobia; abnormally afraid of closed-in places

Similar words: fearful Definition: experiencing or showing fear Usage: a fearful glance; fearful of criticism

Similar words: frightened, scared Definition: made afraid Usage: the frightened child cowered in the corner; too shocked and scared to move

Similar words: horrified, horror-stricken, horror-struck Definition: stricken with horror

Similar words: hunted Definition: reflecting the fear or terror of one who is hunted Usage: the hopeless hunted look on the prisoner's face; a glitter of apprehension in her hunted eyes

Similar words: hydrophobic, aquaphobic Definition: abnormally afraid of water

Similar words: mysophobic Definition: suffering from mysophobia; abnormally afraid of dirt or contamination

Similar words: panic-stricken, panic-struck, panicked, panicky, terrified, frightened Definition: thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation Usage: became panicky as the snow deepened; felt panicked before each exam; trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd; the terrified horse bolted

Similar words: numb Definition: so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified Usage: too numb with fear to move

Similar words: shitless Definition: extremely frightened Usage: he was scared shitless

Similar words: terror-stricken, terror-struck Definition: struck or filled with terror

Similar words: triskaidekaphobic Definition: suffering from triskaidekaphobia (abnormal fear of the number 13)

Similar words: unnerved Definition: deprived of courage and strength Usage: the steeplejack, exhausted and unnerved, couldn't hold on to his dangerous perch much longer

Similar words: white-lipped Definition: having white lips from fear or terror

Similar words: xenophobic Definition: suffering from xenophobia; having abnormal fear or hatred of the strange or foreign

Synonyms: afraid Definition: filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement Usage: I'm afraid I won't be able to come; he was afraid he would have to let her go; I'm afraid you're wrong

Similar words: concerned Definition: feeling or showing worry or solicitude Usage: concerned parents of youthful offenders; was concerned about the future; we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand; greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child

Synonyms: afraid Definition: feeling worry or concern or insecurity Usage: She was afraid that I might be embarrassed; terribly afraid of offending someone; I am afraid we have witnessed only the first phase of the conflict

Similar words: concerned Definition: feeling or showing worry or solicitude Usage: concerned parents of youthful offenders; was concerned about the future; we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand; greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child

Synonyms: afraid Definition: having feelings of aversion or unwillingness Usage: afraid of hard work; afraid to show emotion

Similar words: disinclined Definition: unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval Usage: disinclined to say anything to anybody