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One entry found for afraid.
Main Entry: afraid
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystressframacrd, Southern also -primarystressfre(schwa)d
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English affraied "filled with fear," from affraien "to frighten," from early French affraier, effreer "to frighten" --related to 1FRAY
1 : filled with fear or dread <afraid of snakes>
2 : filled with concern or regret <afraid she might be late>
3 : having a dislike for something <not afraid to work hard>

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