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Afraid Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement; "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"
  • feeling worry or concern or insecurity; "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"
  • having feelings of aversion or unwillingness; "afraid of hard work"; "affaid to show emotion"

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Afraid Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Fear is an emotion much like anxiety. A person who fears something does not want it to happen, because they think something bad will happen to them if it does. Fear is the body's way of protecting itself from doing things that may be dangerous. For example, if one has a fear of jumping off a cliff, he/she will not do it. This saves one from death. In this case, fear is a good thing but in others, it can be bad. An example of fear being bad is if it stops one from doing something important, like going to see a doctor.

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'Afraid' example sentence in quotations

* I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it. - Lyndon B. Johnson

* Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book... - Dwight D Eisenhower

* In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it. - George Bernard Shaw

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