fright|ened [ `fraıtnd ] adjective *
feeling or showing fear, especially suddenly: SCARED:
The puppy looked cold and frightened.
Bruckner was watching him with wide, frightened eyes.
frightened to do something: Now he is frightened to go out at night.
frightened about/of: There's nothing to be frightened about.
I've always been frightened of wasps.
frightened that: I was frightened that he might see us.
a. very nervous or worried:
I'm always so frightened of offending anyone.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • frightened — fright|ened S2 [ˈfraıtnd] adj feeling afraid = ↑scared ▪ Don t be frightened. We re not going to hurt you. frightened of ▪ I was frightened of being left by myself in the house. ▪ Her father had an awful temper and she was always frightened of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • frightened — adj. frightened about, at, of (frightened at the very thought) * * * [ fraɪtnd] at of (frightened at the very thought) frightened about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • frightened — [[t]fra͟ɪt(ə)nd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft v link ADJ of n/ ing, ADJ to inf If you are frightened, you are anxious or afraid, often because of something that has just happened or that you think may happen. She was frightened of flying... Miriam was too …   English dictionary

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