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Definition of "afeard" []

  • Southern & Midland U.S. Afraid. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "afeard" in a sentence
  • "He's a nature lover if ever there was one, an 'he's afeard of cities."
  • "I'd like to go along, but I'm afeard it's me for the mountains till the end."
  • "A 27-tonne bell inscribed with a line from Shakespeare's The Tempest – "Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises" – will form the centrepiece of the ceremony, and Cavendish is one of the main contenders to lead out the British team."