variant spelling of affrayed,
past participle of affray
to disturb, frighten
half-afraid, adjectiveunafraid, adjective
scared, fearful, disquieted, apprehensive, timid, timorous. Afraid, alarmed, frightened, terrified
all indicate a state of fear. Afraid
implies inner apprehensive disquiet: afraid of the dark. Alarmed
implies that the feelings are aroused through realization of some imminent or unexpected danger to oneself or others: alarmed by
) someone's illness. Frightened
means shocked with sudden, but usually short-lived, fear, especially that arising from apprehension of physical harm: frightened by an accident. Terrified
suggests the emotional reaction when one is struck with a violent, overwhelming fear: terrified by an earthquake.
bold, confident, fearless.