frightened

adjective
fright·​ened | \ ˈfrī-tᵊnd How to pronounce frightened (audio) \

Definition of frightened

: feeling fear : made to feel afraid a badly frightened child The farmer was hurrying out into the road, and his wife was standing at the gate, looking very frightened.— Anna Sewell

First Known Use of frightened

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frightened

from past participle of frighten

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