[ adjective ] made afraid
"the frightened child cowered in the corner" "too shocked and scared to move"
Used in print(H. A. Gleason, "Review of African language studies...)
The great majority of present-day linguists fall_into one or more of a number of overlapping types : those who are convinced that tone cannot be analysed , those who are personally scared of tone and tone_languages generally , those who are convinced that tone is merely an unnecessary marginal feature in those languages where it occurs , those who have no idea how to proceed with tone analysis , those who take a simplistic view of the whole matter .(Mignon G. Eberhart, The Cup, the Blade...)
She would n't go_back to New_York as Maude suggested ; she would n't run like a scared cat .(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)
Which would you be most scairt of - a dry-gulchin ' or a shoot-down '' ?(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)
I was so scared , well , I just ran to my car and came here '' .
I did n't get a good look at him at_all , his back was to me , and I was so scared .