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synonyms for frightened

  • afraid
  • anxious
  • fearful
  • panicky
  • spooked
  • startled
  • unnerved
  • abashed
  • alarmed
  • butterflies
  • cowed
  • dismayed
  • frozen
  • numb
  • petrified
  • terrified
  • terrorized
  • yellow
  • aghast
  • chicken
  • chicken-hearted
  • have cold feet
  • having kittens
  • hung up
  • in a cold sweat
  • in a panic
  • in a sweat
  • jittery
  • jumpy
  • lily-livered
  • mousy
  • pushing the panic button
  • rabbity
  • running scared
  • scared stiff
  • shaky
  • shivery
  • sissy
  • terror-stricken
  • uptight
See also synonyms for: unfrightened
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antonyms for frightened

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  • bold
  • brave
  • cool
  • courageous
  • happy
  • unafraid
  • calm
  • comforted
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Exhausted and frightened, they were forced to decide how to go about saving themselves.
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A female investigative journalist was severely harassed and temporarily silenced by such activity, and more recently, a female poet and novelist was frightened and shamed.
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The agents sat at a table, across from Tanvir, who was frightened and spoke poor English.
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It turned out to be a very big and very frightened stray dog.
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Sometimes there would be a new visitor to the island, like a wayward sailor named Gulliver or a delightfully frightened ghost named Wisp, who needed my help.
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“I went into a great passion and frightened my mother into a fit,” said Wardle.
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His silence had frightened her: what if he should resent on her the cruel words spoken by Dr. Ashton?
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Though frightened to death, I refused to part with my reserve and made ready to go and take command of it at break of dawn.
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He went out into the garden, and the rustling of the laurel-bushes frightened him.
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The submarine scare is full on; the beastly things have frightened us more than all the Turks and all their German guns.
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