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Dictionary definition for: Afraid

1. (s) 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"

2. (s) 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"

3. (s) having feelings of aversion or unwillingness; "afraid of hard work" "affaid to show emotion"

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