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a·feard

also a·feared  (ə-fîrd′)
adj. Southern & Midland US
Afraid.

[Middle English afered, from Old English āfǣred, past participle of āfǣran, to frighten : ā-, intensive pref. + fǣran, to frighten (from fǣr, danger; see fear).]

afeard

(əˈfɪəd) or

afeared

adj
(postpositive) an archaic or dialect word for afraid
[Old English āfǣred, from afǣran to frighten, from fǣran to fear]

a•feard

or a•feared

(əˈfɪərd)

adj.
Dial. afraid.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.afeard - a pronunciation of afraidafeard - 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"

afeard

also afeared
adjective
Regional. Filled with fear or terror:
Regional: ascared.