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Adjective
Feeling fear or apprehension
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“It is normal for some passengers to be afraid of flying.”
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Unwilling or reluctant to do something for fear of the consequences
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“As a consequence, we are becoming a tight-lipped silent majority afraid to rise above the parapet.”
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Having sentiments of regret
“I'm afraid I can't help you.”
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Filled with or revealing awe
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Prone to speaking evasively, indirectly, or duplicitously
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Using, exercising or showing caution
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Irresolute and hesitant
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Frightening, especially in appearance
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