As a noun scard
is (obsolete) a shard or fragment.
As an adjective afraid is
impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.
Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.
- He is afraid of death.
- He is afraid to die.
(colloquial) regretful, sorry
- He is afraid that he will die.
- I am afraid I can not help you in this matter .
* (term) expresses a lesser degree of fear than (terrified) or (frightened). It is often followed by the preposition (term) and the object of fear, or by an infinitive, or by a dependent clause, as shown in the examples above.
* (Impressed with fear or apprehension) afeared, alarmed, anxious, apprehensive, fearful, timid, timorous
* (Regretful) sorry
* See also
* I'm afraid not
* I'm afraid so