afeard

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adjective \ə-ˈfird\
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afeared

Definition of afeard

chiefly dialectal

  1. :  afraid

Origin and Etymology 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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