Synonyms for frightened

Synonyms for (adjective) frightened

Synonyms: frightened, scared

Definition: made afraid

Usage: the frightened child cowered in the corner; too shocked and scared to move

Similar words: afraid

Definition: filled with fear or apprehension

Usage: afraid even to turn his head; suddenly looked afraid; afraid for his life; afraid of snakes; afraid to ask questions


Synonyms: panic-stricken, panic-struck, panicked, panicky, terrified, frightened

Definition: thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation

Usage: became panicky as the snow deepened; felt panicked before each exam; trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd; the terrified horse bolted

Similar words: afraid

Definition: filled with fear or apprehension

Usage: afraid even to turn his head; suddenly looked afraid; afraid for his life; afraid of snakes; afraid to ask questions