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afraid

adjective [never before noun]
 
 
/əˈfreɪd/
I'm afraid A2 used to politely tell someone bad news or to politely disagree with someone: There are no tickets left, I'm afraid. [+ (that)] I'm afraid that I've broken your vase.Sadness and regret
FRIGHTENED A2 frightened: She's afraid of water.Afraid
WORRIED B1 worried that something bad might happen: [+ (that)] Many people are afraid that they might lose their jobs. [+ of + doing sth] He was afraid of upsetting Clare.Anxious and worried
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