feared

adjective
\ ˈfird How to pronounce feared (audio) \

Definition of feared

: producing fear in others feared enemies the most feared teacher in school : regarded with fear trying to avert a feared outcome

First Known Use of feared

1599, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for feared

from past participle of fear entry 2

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The first known use of feared was in 1599

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“Feared.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feared. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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