adjectivearchaic or dialect
More example sentences
- The point is he was big and mean and everyone was afeared of him.
- Tonight I return to French class, and am all afeared at the thought I have started forgetting what I know.
- And I am afeared about what sort of photos of me are going to pop up on other people's sites.
Old English, from āfǣran 'frighten', from ā- (expressing intensity) + fǣran (see fear); used commonly by Shakespeare, but rarely after 1700 in written form.
Definition of afeared in:
- The US English dictionary