Definition of afeard in English:


Syllabification: a·feard
Pronunciation: /əˈfi(ə)rd
(also afeared)


archaic or • dialect
  • Afraid.
    More example sentences
    • It's a clean hand now: shake it-don't be afeard.
    • Even the river critters were afeard of the monster!
    • ‘Lady,’ she croaked out, ‘I have ill tidings, and I am afeard.’


Old English, from āfǣran 'frighten', from ā- (expressing intensity) + fǣran (see fear); used commonly by Shakespeare, but rarely after 1700 in written form.

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