Definition of Afeared

1. Adjective. A pronunciation of afraid.

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



Definition of Afeared

1. Adjective. A regional variation of afraid. ¹

2. Verb. (past of afear) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Afeared

1. afeard [adj] - See also: afeard

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Afeared

aett
aeviternity
afa
afald
afamelanotide
afamin
afara
afaras
afare
afars
afawld
afear
afeard
afeard(p)
afeared (current term)
afeared(p)
afearing
afears
afebrile
afelimomab
afetal
aff
aff'd
aff'g
aff.
affabilities
affability
affable
affableness

Literary usage of Afeared

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1891)
"afeared OF A GAL. , darn it all ! afeared of her, And such a mite of a gal ; Why, two of her size rolled into one Won't ditto sister Sal ! ..."

2. A Treasury of American Verse by Walter Learned, H. C. Edwards, Thomas McIlvaine (1897)
"afeared of her, And such a mite of a gal; Why, two of her size rolled into one ... afeared of a gal. And me just six feet two! Though she ain't any size, ..."

3. Melusine by George Ernle (1908)
"Shyly they touched oft with lip and hand, As half afeared lest by the very wand Which turned so suddenly all old things new Themselves be touched and made ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1883)
"I'm afeared as I've ben let run too long—jest to put it that away. ... forty or fifty years back—but I'm afeared we couldn't do it now. ..."

5. Louisiana by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1880)
"If it was me as lied to be altered—made more moderner, an' to know more, an' to hev more style—I'm afeared thar'd be a heap o' trouble. ..."

6. The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister (1904)
"I'm afeared to be alone!" said the Virginian's voice presently in the next room. ... I'm afeared ! I'm afeared! Sin has quit being bitter in my belly. ..."

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