variants or freaked-out
informal
: feeling or showing extreme distress, astonishment, or discomposure
For those too freaked or tired to brave the mall, there are always catalogs.Stephanie Gutmann
With the last half of my sandwich trapped between my knees, I clung to the wheel, too freaked to do anything but hold my bug [=Volkswagen Beetle model of automobile] in its own lane.Bill Franzen
But the show's most enjoyable moments are more intimate, as he pulls off … intensely complicated tricks with coins and cards for suitably freaked-out bystanders.Tom Gliatto

Examples of freaked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three weeks ago, an extremely freaked out Judge Alice Dockery (Tricia Alexandro) found something presumably very wrong in a file and called Detective Fleming (Miles Mussenden) to come to her office immediately. Tanya Melendez, EW.com, 27 Mar. 2023 In other words: a dystopian capsule wardrobe of freaked basics. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of freaked was in 1966

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“Freaked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freaked. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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