frightened

adjective fright·ened \ ˈfrī-tᵊnd \

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

Origin and Etymology of frightened

from past participle of frighten



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up frightened? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!