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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frightened, scaredadjective

    made afraid

    "the frightened child cowered in the corner"; "too shocked and scared to move"

    panicked, panic-stricken, panicky, panic-struck, frightened, terrified

    fearless, unafraid(p)

Editors Contribution

  1. petrified

    really frightened/your shivering to much, slang.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 24, 2020  
  2. afraid

    Submitted by anonymous on January 11, 2021  
  3. horrified

    this word because this word means scared

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  

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  1. Denise Stutzenberger:

    She was so scared that she was going to let us down. All I wanted to do was hug her. She was our angel.

  2. Demontre Heard:

    He called on the phone knowing that it was a diverse shop, but mostly black barbers here, so I felt like he really didn’t have a problem with coming here even though he seemed kind of scared when he first came in.

  3. James Cappello:

    If it weren't for the surge in mortgage rates, the housing market would still be in a boom right now, demand from homebuyers was still extremely high as recently as February, but rates are making it really tough. Going from 3 % to nearly 6 % almost instantly has scared a lot of people out of the market.

  4. Andrea Hood:

    One of the guys was yelling, 'Get her, get her, she can't get away!' i ran down the street hysterically crying, and bleeding all over. I was scared that they were literally right behind me.

  5. Michelle Gadd:

    On the first day it had scared them and one female trumpeted and ran away, but by day three that tree was well and truly flattened.

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