- Fearful; frightened: she’s scared stiff of her dad [with clause]: I was scared I was going to kill myself [with infinitive]: he’s scared to come to you and ask for helpMore example sentences
frightened, afraid, fearful, nervous, panicky, agitated, alarmed, worried, intimidated; terrified, petrified, horrified, panic-stricken, scared stiff, frightened/scared out of one's wits, scared witless, frightened/scared to death, terror-stricken, terror-struck, horror-stricken, horror-struck, frantic, hysterical, beside oneself; with one's heart in one's mouth, shaking in one's shoes, shaking like a leaf, shaky; Scottish feart• informal in a cold sweat, in a (blue) funk, jumpy, jitteryBritish • informal funky, windyNorth American • informal spookedfrit
- It was odd how dressing unusually could cause people to feel scared and intimidated of you.
- As they travelled down to the place where the car was meant to be, Amy couldn't help but feel incredibly scared and nervous.
- I knew where he was, and I was worried and scared that it would be too much for him.