- (context, usually used predicative adjective, predicatively, not attributive adjective, attributively) Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear; apprehensive.
Etymology: afrayed, affraide, past participle of afraien ("to affray"), from afrayer, from esfreer (see also afeard).
- He is of death.
- He is to die.
- He is that he will die.
- (context, colloquially, to soften a statement) regretful that (something undesirable is true)
- I am I can not help you in this matter.
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