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afeard

adjective \ə-ˈfird\

Definition of afeard

chiefly dialect

  1. :  afraid



Variants of afeard

or afeared play \ə-ˈfird\

Origin of afeard

Middle English afered, from Old English āfǣred, past participle of āfǣran to frighten, from ā-, perfective prefix + fǣran to frighten — more at abide, fear


First Known Use: before 12th century


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