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See definition of scaredy-cat on Dictionary.com
  • as inapprehensive
  • as inwimp

synonyms for scaredy-cat

  • afraid
  • concerned
  • doubtful
  • jittery
  • jumpy
  • suspicious
  • uncertain
  • uneasy
  • uptight
  • alarmed
  • biting nails
  • butterflies
  • disquieted
  • feel in bones
  • foreboding
  • frozen
  • get vibes
  • have a hunch
  • have cold feet
  • have funny feeling
  • have stage fright
  • hung up
  • in a cold sweat
  • in a dither
  • in a sweat
  • jellyfish
  • lily-livered
  • mistrustful
  • running scared
  • shaky
  • stiff
  • troubled
  • weak
  • worried
  • worried sick
See also synonyms for: scaredy-cats
  • coward
  • crybaby
  • pushover
  • milksop
  • caitiff
  • loser
  • schlemiel
  • sissy
  • namby-pamby
  • baby
  • chicken
  • puppy
  • pantywaist
  • cream puff
  • pansy
  • daisy
  • featherweight
  • wuss
  • jellyfish
  • chicken heart
  • chicken liver
  • fraidy-cat
  • lily liver
  • wussy
  • yellow belly
  • momma's boy
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antonyms for scaredy-cat

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  • calm
  • certain
  • clear
  • collected
  • composed
  • confident
  • cool
  • definite
  • easy-going
  • happy
  • laid-back
  • sure
  • unquestionable
  • at ease
  • quiet
  • unafraid
  • undoubting
  • unfearful
  • unsuspicious
  • unworried
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    How to use scaredy-cat in a sentence

    A lateen sail was visible in the direction of Cat Island, and others to the south seemed almost motionless in the far distance.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    And if he was worried about Farmer Green's cat, why didn't he dig a hole for himself at once, and get out of harm's way?
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    The cat had been about to spring at Grandfather Mole again when Mr. Crow spoke to her.
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    At that Farmer Green's cat began to run up and down between the rows of vegetables.
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    Farmer Green's cat had never liked Mr. Crow, for no particular reason.
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    If we set him adrift the poor child would starve—unless the cat got him.
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    A girl of forty-two weeks showed the same excitement at the sight of a life-size painting of a cat as at that of a real cat.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    Suddenly he shot a disturbing glance at Tressan's face, and the corner of his wild-cat mustachios twitched.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    At first he thought it was a black cat curled up in some impossible fashion, but soon saw it was a dark human face.
    ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
    He had repeated till he was thrice weary the statement that "the Cat lay on the Mat and the Rat came in."
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