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af
af-
Afar
Afars and Issas
Afars and the Issas, French Territory of the
AFB
AFC
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AFE
afeared
afebrile
Afer
aff
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Affability
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Affair of honor

Afeard definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AFE'ARD, a. Afeard is the participle passive. See Fear.]
Afraid; affected with fear or apprehension, in a more moderate degree than is expressed by terrified. It is followed by of, but no longer used in books, and even in popular use, is deemed vulgar.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: a pronunciation of afraid [syn: afeard, afeared]

Merriam Webster's

or afeared adjective Etymology: Middle English afered, from Old English ?f?red, past participle of ?f?ran to frighten, from ?-, perfective prefix + f?ran to frighten more at abide, fear Date: before 12th century chiefly dialect afraid

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Afeard A*feard" ([.a]*f[=e]rd"), p. a. [OE. afered, AS. [=a]f[=ae]red, p. p. of [=a]f[=ae]ran to frighten; [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + f[=ae]ran to frighten. See Fear.] Afraid. [Obs.] Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises. --Shak.




 


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