From afear + -ed.
Homophones: affeard, affeared, afeared
afeard (comparative more afeard, superlative most afeard)
- (archaic) afraid
- 1594, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, V.ii.
- Pray you pass with your best violence;
- I am afeard you make a wanton of me.
2009, John Hough, Jr., Seen the Glory (Fiction), Simon and Schuster, ISBN 9781416589655, page 192:
- He's afeard of you, Luke. Don't you know that?