from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Southern & Midland U.S. Afraid.

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  • adj. afraid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Afraid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Affected with fear; frightened; afraid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. a pronunciation of afraid


Middle English afered, from Old English āfǣred, past participle of āfǣran, to frighten : ā-, intensive pref. + fǣran, to frighten (from fǣr, danger; see fear).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From afear +‎ -ed. (Wiktionary)



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