frightened

[ frahyt-nd ]
/ ˈfraɪt nd /

adjective

thrown into a fright; afraid; scared; terrified: a frightened child cowering in the corner.
afraid; fearful (usually followed by of): He has always been frightened of heights.

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Origin of frightened

First recorded in 1715–25; frighten + -ed2

synonym study for frightened

2. See afraid.

OTHER WORDS FROM frightened

fright·ened·ly, adverbun·fright·ened, adjectivewell-frightened, adjective
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