Meaning of afeared in English:

afeared

(also afeard)

Pronunciation /??f??d/

adjective

archaic, dialect
  • Afraid.

    ‘The point is he was big and mean and everyone was afeared of him.’
    • ‘Tonight I return to French class, and am all afeared at the thought I have started forgetting what I know.’
    • ‘And I am afeared about what sort of photos of me are going to pop up on other people's sites.’
    • ‘I would love to go, but I am afeared that a trip to Sydney is a wee bit out of my budget at this point.’
    • ‘He has a tale to tell and I'm afeared that our lives depend on us listening.’
    frightened, scared, scared stiff, terrified, fearful, petrified, nervous, scared to death

Origin

Old English, from āf?ran ‘frighten’, from ā- (expressing intensity) + f?ran (see fear); used commonly by Shakespeare, but rarely after 1700 in written form.