[ adjective ] thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation
"became panicky as the snow deepened" "felt panicked before each exam" "trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd" "the terrified horse bolted"
Used in print(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
The din was successful , too , for just before the moon disappeared , the frightened toad had begun to spit it out again , which meant good_luck all around .
[ adjective ] made afraid
"the frightened child cowered in the corner" "too shocked and scared to move"
Used in print(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
In 1602 , George_Waymouth , in the same little Discovery that Hudson now commanded , had sailed 300 miles up the strait before his frightened men turned the ship back .
After finding that its coasts led nowhere , however , he turned north again , toward the main , ice filled passageway - and the crew , at_first uneasy , then frightened , rebelled .(Joseph Chadwick, No Land Is Free....)
He strode past the now frightened man , entered the house .(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)
Once_more he lifted Jess 's gun from its holster , only this time he tossed it into the stall with the frightened buckskin .