is afraid that


is afraid that
fears that, is frightened that

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • I am afraid that — I fear that, I m sorry but …   English contemporary dictionary

  • afraid for — feeling fear or worry about (something or someone) I m afraid for the children. They were afraid for their lives. [=they feared for their lives; they were afraid that they might die] He s afraid for his job. [=he s worried that he might lose his …   Useful english dictionary

  • Afraid — A*fraid , p. a. [OE. afrayed, affraide, p. p. of afraien to affray. See {Affray}, and cf. {Afeard}.] Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear; apprehensive. [Afraid comes after the noun it limits.] Back they recoiled, afraid. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afraid - frightened — If you are afraid of someone or something, you feel fear because you think they may harm you. They were afraid of you. The guards were so afraid that they trembled. You can also say that you are frightened of someone or something. Frightened has… …   Useful english dictionary

  • afraid — a|fraid W2S1 [əˈfreıd] adj [not before noun] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Past participle of affray to frighten (14 19 centuries), from Old French affreer; AFFRAY] 1.) frightened because you think that you may get hurt or that something bad may… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • afraid — a|fraid [ ə freıd ] adjective never before noun *** 1. ) frightened, for example because you feel you are in danger: Don t be afraid, I won t hurt you. afraid of: Everyone seems to be afraid of her. He s afraid of flying. afraid to do something:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • afraid — [[t]əfre͟ɪd[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, oft ADJ of n, ADJ to inf If you are afraid of someone or afraid to do something, you are frightened because you think that something very unpleasant is going to happen to you. She did not seem at… …   English dictionary

  • afraid — adjective (not before noun) 1 I m afraid spoken used to politely tell someone something that may annoy them, upset them or disappoint them: That s the most we can offer you, I m afraid. (+ (that)): I m afraid you ve been given the wrong address.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • afraid */*/*/ — UK [əˈfreɪd] / US adjective [never before noun] Metaphor: Feeling afraid is like feeling cold. I felt a chill of fear. ♦ An icy hand clutched her heart. ♦ I was in a cold sweat before the audition. ♦ The howling noise sent shivers down his spine …   English dictionary

  • afraid — adj. 1) deathly, terribly afraid 2) afraid of (the child was afraid of the dark) 3) afraid to + inf. (he was afraid to dive from the high board) 4) afraid that + clause (we were afraid that he would find out) 5) (misc.) is it true? I m afraid so… …   Combinatory dictionary


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