If you are frightened, you are anxious or afraid, often because of something that has just happened or that you think may happen. adj oft v-link ADJ of n/-ing, ADJ to-inf
She was frightened of flying..., Miriam was too frightened to tell her family what had happened.
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary
abashed, affrighted (archaic) afraid, alarmed, cowed, dismayed, frozen, get the wind up, in a cold sweat, in a panic, in fear and trepidation, numb with fear, panicky, petrified, scared, scared shitless (taboo slang) scared stiff, shit-scared (taboo slang) startled, terrified, terrorized, terror-stricken, unnerved
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