[ 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 .

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