Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


Spanish translation of “afraid”


adjective /əˈfreid/
feeling fear or being frightened (of a person, thing etc) The child is not afraid of the dark She was afraid to go to the dentist. sorry (to have to say that) I’m afraid I don’t agree with you. worried about something He was afraid of disappointing her.
(Definition of afraid from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

Definitions of “afraid” in English

Word of the Day


to direct the way that a ship, aircraft, etc. will travel, or to find a direction across, along, or over an area of water or land, often by using a map

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More