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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