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scared

adjective

Simple Definition of scared

  • : afraid of something : nervous or frightened

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scared

  1. :  thrown into or being in a state of fear, fright, or panic <scared of snakes> <scared to go out>

Examples of scared in a sentence

  1. I am really scared about speaking in front of the class.

  2. He was scared that his mother wouldn't let him go to the movies with his friends.

  3. She's scared to walk alone at night.



1579

First Known Use of scared

1579




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