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Adjective: frightened  frI-t(u)nd
  1. Made afraid
    "the frightened child cowered in the corner";
    - scared
  2. Thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation
    "became frightened as the snow deepened";
    - panicky, panicked, panic-stricken, panic-struck, terrified
Verb: frighten  frI-t(u)n
  1. Cause fear in
    "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me";
    - fright [archaic], scare, affright
  2. Drive out by frightening

See also: afraid, 'fraid [non-standard], frighten off

Type of: chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, excite, run off, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir, turn back

Encyclopedia: Frightened