Afraid vs Scream - What's the difference?

afraid | scream |


As an adjective afraid

is impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.

As a noun scream is

a loud, emphatic, exclamation of extreme emotion, usually horror, fear, excitement et cetera can be the exclamation of a word, but is usually a sustained, high-pitched vowel sound, particularly /æ/ or /i/.

As a verb scream is

to cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech.

afraid

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.
  • He is afraid of death.
    He is afraid to die.
    He is afraid that he will die.
  • (colloquial) regretful, sorry
  • I am afraid I can not help you in this matter .

    Usage notes

    * (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.

    Synonyms

    * (Impressed with fear or apprehension) afeared, alarmed, anxious, apprehensive, fearful, timid, timorous * (Regretful) sorry * See also

    Derived terms

    * 'fraid * afraidness * I'm afraid not * I'm afraid so * unafraid

    See also

    * fear

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    scream

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A loud, emphatic, exclamation of extreme emotion, usually horror, fear, excitement et cetera. Can be the exclamation of a word, but is usually a sustained, high-pitched vowel sound, particularly /æ/ or /i/.
  • (music) A form of singing associated with the metal and screamo styles of music. It is a loud, rough, distorted version of the voice; rather than the normal voice of the singer.
  • (informal) (Used as an intensifier)
  • We had a real scream of a time at the beach.
  • *
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry.
  • To move quickly; to race.
  • ''He almost hit a pole, the way he came screaming down the hill.

    Synonyms

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    Anagrams

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