Afraid and Nervous


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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

Nervous is a synonym for afraid in cowardly topic. In some cases you can use "Nervous" instead an adjective "Afraid", when it comes to topics like anxious, fearful, frightened, scared.
Synonyms for Afraid


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Nervous adjective – Feeling or showing uncomfortable feelings of uncertainty.
Afraid is a synonym for nervous in cowardly topic. You can use "Afraid" instead an adjective "Nervous", if it concerns topics such as anxious.
Nearby Words: nerve, nervy, nervously
Synonyms for Nervous

Things that words describes

person afraid person nervous person
man afraid man nervous man
guy afraid guy nervous guy
wreck afraid wreck nervous wreck
Other nouns: song.

Both words in one sentence

  • Power Incontinence Elsa from Frozen can control her powers when she's in a good mood, but if she's afraid or nervous, the results can be disastrous, such as her changing the seasons from summer to winter.
  • Toys / Uglydolls Cold Feet is nervous and afraid to do anything.
  • Comic Book / The Night Gwen Stacy Died Drugs Are Bad: LSD makes Harry a nervous schizophrenic wreck who becomes afraid to be alone, and begins wondering whether he even exists.
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