adjective \ə-ˈfird\

Definition of AFEARD

chiefly dialect
:  afraid

Variants of AFEARD

afeard or afeared \ə-ˈfird\

Origin of AFEARD

Middle English afered, from Old English āfǣred, past participle of āfǣran to frighten, from ā-, perfective prefix + ̄ran to frighten — more at abide, fear
First Known Use: before 12th century


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