- 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.
Origin of frightened
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.Futuria Fantasia, Fall 1939