adjectivearchaic or dialect
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- 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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