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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 afraid /əˈfred, ||əˈfrɛd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·fraid p. a.  Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear; apprehensive. [Afraid comes after the noun it limits.]  “Back they recoiled, afraid.”
 Note:This word expresses a less degree of fear than terrified or frightened. It is followed by of before the object of fear, or by the infinitive, or by a dependent clause; as, to be afraid of death. “I am afraid to die.”  “I am afraid he will chastise me.”  “Be not afraid that I your hand should take.” --Shak. I am afraid is sometimes used colloquially to soften a statement; as, I am afraid I can not help you in this matter.
 Syn: -- Fearful; timid; timorous; alarmed; anxious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his
             head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his
             life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"
             [syn: afraid(p)] [ant: unafraid(p)]
      2: 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"
      3: 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"
      4: having feelings of aversion or unwillingness; "afraid of
         hard work"; "affaid to show emotion"