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afeard

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[ uh-feerd ]
/ əˈfɪərd /
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adjective British and Midland and Southern U.S.

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Origin of afeard

before 1000; Middle English afered,Old English āfǣred frightened (past participle of āfǣran). See a-3, fear, -ed2
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afeard

afeared

/ (əˈfɪəd) /

adjective

(postpositive) an archaic or dialect word for afraid

Word Origin for afeard

Old English āfǣred, from afǣran to frighten, from fǣran to fear
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