Afraid and Confident


Afraid adjective - Filled with fear or dread.
Usage example: Melissa is afraid of flying, so she takes a train from Boston to visit her brother in Chicago

Confident is an antonym for afraid in topics: reluctant, fearful.


Confident adjective - Having or showing great faith in oneself or one's abilities.

Afraid is an antonym for confident in topics: self-assured, certain.

Both words in one sentence

  • However, in her previous aria she cheerfully explained how she's not afraid of men and is confident she can manipulate them to her advantage.
  • From the 1950s on he reinvented himself as a self-made man who is confident, but not afraid to show his inner emotions about feeling lonely.
  • Space Madness The story ends with a fourth astronaut taking over the post also confident that he won't crack up; after all there's 'nothing' out there to be afraid of...
    Source: Space Madness
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