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synonyms for scared

  • afraid
  • anxious
  • fearful
  • panicked
  • panicky
  • startled
  • petrified
  • shaken
  • terrified
  • aghast
  • having cold feet
  • panic-stricken
  • terror-stricken
See also synonyms for: unscared
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antonyms for scared

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  • bold
  • brave
  • cool
  • courageous
  • happy
  • unafraid
  • confident
  • encouraged
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How to use scared in a sentence

Some of the episodes are better than others, but the decision to avoid jump scares and focus on human emotions really works here.
THIS WEEKEND: ESCAPE THIS MESSY WORLD WITH A MEMOIRJOSHUA EFERIGHENOVEMBER 6, 2020OZY
A poll from a key race this week gave Democrats a bit of a scare.
THE SURPRISINGLY CLOSE MICHIGAN SENATE RACE, EXPLAINEDANDREW PROKOPOCTOBER 16, 2020VOX
Ruth Bader Ginsberg is 87 years old with recent health scares, and Justice Stephen Breyer is 82.
VOTE FOR BIDEN (DUH)KEVIN NAFFSEPTEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Tesla Bulls got a huge scare yesterday when shares dipped by more than 20%.
JITTERY INVESTORS EYE TODAY’S BIG JOBS REPORT AS MARKETS REBOUND FROM AN EPIC SELL-OFFBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FORTUNE
Another potential difficulty is a false positive, which could create an unnecessary scare.
THE CASE FOR RAPID AT-HOME COVID TESTING FOR EVERYONE - FACTS SO ROMANTICROBERT BAZELLAUGUST 5, 2020NAUTILUS
He was scared from the world by its vices; and sometimes longed to repose his wearied spirit in the grave.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
My spurs fairly lifted the dun horse, and we scuttled in the opposite direction like a scared antelope.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
What a spectral and exaggerated shape all things take in her scared and over-excited gaze!
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
As they brush the holly-leaves, in passing, the very sprays that touch the dresses of the scared girls are stirring.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Was it to be wondered at that I felt proud and elated if also a little scared as to how I should get on.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
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