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afeared (adj.)

Old English afæred, past participle of now-obsolete afear (Old English afæran) "terrify, cause to fear," from a- (1) + færan (see fear (v.)). Used frequently by Shakespeare, but supplanted in literary English after 1700 by afraid (q.v.), to which it has no connection. It survived in popular speech and colloquial writing.

updated on November 14, 2016

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Definitions of afeared from WordNet

afeared (adj.)
a pronunciation of afraid;
Synonyms: afeard
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