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a·feardalso a·feared (ə-fîrd′)
adj. Southern & Midland US
[Middle English afered, from Old English āfǣred, past participle of āfǣran, to frighten : ā-, intensive pref. + fǣran, to frighten (from fǣr, danger; see fear).]
(postpositive) an archaic or dialect word for afraid
[Old English āfǣred, from afǣran to frighten, from fǣran to fear]
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|Adj.||1.||afeard - a pronunciation of afraid |
regionalism - a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"