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Afraid

Afraid: Impressed with fear or apprehension; fearful. This word expresses a less degree of fear than terrified or frightened. It is followed by of before the object of fear; as, to be afraid of death.

Amazed: To confound with fear, sudden surprise, or wonder; to astonish. They shall be afraid; they shall be amazed at one another. Is. 23. This word implies astonishment or perplexity, arising from something extraordinary, unexpected,unaccountable, or frightful.

Dread: 1. Great fear, or apprehension of evil or danger. It expresses more than fear, and less than terror or fright. It is an uneasiness or alarm excited by expected pain, loss or other evil. We speak of the dread of evil; the dread of suffering; the dread of the divine displeasure. It differs from terror also in being less sudden or more continued.

Fear: 1. A painful emotion or passion excited by an expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger. Fear expresses less apprehension than dread, and dread less than te…