Definition of scared in English:

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scared

Pronunciation: /skɛːd/

adjective

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 help
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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, jittery
British informal funky, windy
North American informal spooked
vulgar slang scared shitless, shit scared, shitting bricks, bricking oneself
dialect  frit
archaic afeared, affrighted

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