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frightened

[frahyt-nd] /ˈfraɪt nd/
adjective
1.
thrown into a fright; afraid; scared; terrified:
a frightened child cowering in the corner.
2.
afraid; fearful (usually followed by of):
He has always been frightened of heights.
Origin of frightened
1715-1725
1715-25; frighten + -ed2
Related forms
frightenedly, adverb
unfrightened, adjective
well-frightened, adjective
Synonyms
2. See afraid.
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  • The city rocket ships that crossed the sky on pillars of scarlet flame darted helplessly, frightenedly for shelter.

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