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Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (adjective) afraid

Synonyms: afraid Definition: filled with fear or apprehension Usage: afraid even to turn his head; suddenly looked afraid; afraid for his life; afraid of snakes; afraid to ask questions

Hypernyms: acrophobic Definition: suffering from acrophobia; abnormally afraid of high places

Hypernyms: afeard, afeared Definition: a pronunciation of afraid

Hypernyms: aghast, appalled, shocked, dismayed Definition: struck with fear, dread, or consternation

Hypernyms: agoraphobic Definition: suffering from agoraphobia; abnormally afraid of open or public places

Hypernyms: alarmed Definition: experiencing a sudden sense of danger

Hypernyms: algophobic Definition: suffering from algophobia; abnormally afraid of pain

Hypernyms: apprehensive Definition: in fear or dread of possible evil or harm Usage: apprehensive for one's life; apprehensive of danger

Hypernyms: hangdog Definition: frightened into submission or compliance

Hypernyms: claustrophobic Definition: suffering from claustrophobia; abnormally afraid of closed-in places

Hypernyms: fearful Definition: experiencing or showing fear Usage: a fearful glance; fearful of criticism

Hypernyms: frightened, scared Definition: made afraid Usage: the frightened child cowered in the corner; too shocked and scared to move

Hypernyms: horrified, horror-stricken, horror-struck Definition: stricken with horror

Hypernyms: hunted Definition: reflecting the fear or terror of one who is hunted Usage: the hopeless hunted look on the prisoner's face; a glitter of apprehension in her hunted eyes

Hypernyms: hydrophobic, aquaphobic Definition: abnormally afraid of water

Hypernyms: mysophobic Definition: suffering from mysophobia; abnormally afraid of dirt or contamination

Hypernyms: panic-stricken, panic-struck, panicked, panicky, terrified, frightened Definition: thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation Usage: became panicky as the snow deepened; felt panicked before each exam; trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd; the terrified horse bolted

Hypernyms: numb Definition: so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified Usage: too numb with fear to move

Hypernyms: shitless Definition: extremely frightened Usage: he was scared shitless

Hypernyms: terror-stricken, terror-struck Definition: struck or filled with terror

Hypernyms: triskaidekaphobic Definition: suffering from triskaidekaphobia (abnormal fear of the number 13)

Hypernyms: unnerved Definition: deprived of courage and strength Usage: the steeplejack, exhausted and unnerved, couldn't hold on to his dangerous perch much longer

Hypernyms: white-lipped Definition: having white lips from fear or terror

Hypernyms: xenophobic Definition: suffering from xenophobia; having abnormal fear or hatred of the strange or foreign

Synonyms: afraid Definition: filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement Usage: 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

Hypernyms: concerned Definition: feeling or showing worry or solicitude Usage: concerned parents of youthful offenders; was concerned about the future; we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand; greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child

Synonyms: afraid Definition: feeling worry or concern or insecurity Usage: 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

Hypernyms: concerned Definition: feeling or showing worry or solicitude Usage: concerned parents of youthful offenders; was concerned about the future; we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand; greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child

Synonyms: afraid Definition: having feelings of aversion or unwillingness Usage: afraid of hard work; afraid to show emotion

Hypernyms: disinclined Definition: unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval Usage: disinclined to say anything to anybody