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

Word History

Etymology

from past participle of fear entry 2

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of feared was in 1599

Dictionary Entries Near feared

Cite this Entry

“Feared.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feared. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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