Definition of Afeard

1. Adjective. A pronunciation of afraid.

Exact synonyms: Afeared
Language type: Regionalism
Similar to: Afraid



Definition of Afeard

1. p. a. Afraid.

Definition of Afeard

1. Adjective. (archaic) afraid ¹

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Definition of Afeard

1. afraid [adj] - See also: afraid

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afeard

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aetosaurs
aett
aeviternity
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afald
afamelanotide
afamin
afar
afara
afaras
afare
afars
afawld
afear
afeard (current term)
afeard(p)
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afebrile
afelimomab
afetal
aff
aff'd
aff'g
aff.
affabilities
affability

Literary usage of Afeard

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1. The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys, Mynors Bright, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1893)
"I pray God give a blessing to it, but confess I am afeard what the consequence may be to me of good or bad, which is according to the ingenuity that he do ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"... you needn't be afeard.—' Odd Leaves,' p. 155. 1853 [A man] poked his head into a country store, where I was " loafing " at the time, and yelled out, ..."

3. The Doctor, &c by Robert Southey (1836)
"... PHILOSOPHY OF DREAMS, AND THE AUTHOR'S EXPERIENCE IN AERIAL HORSEMANSHIP. If a dream should come in now to make you afeard, With a windmill on his head ..."

4. A Manual for the Collector and Amateur of Old English Plays by William Carew Hazlitt (1892)
"Hannibal and Hermes, Or, Worse afeard than Hurt: A play by Robert Wilson, in conjunction with Decker and Drayton. Acted in 1598. Hannibal and Scipio: A play ..."

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