Definition of scared
: 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
I am really scared about speaking in front of the class.
He was scared that his mother wouldn't let him go to the movies with his friends.
She's scared to walk alone at night.
Recent Examples of scared from the Web
Thanks to Romero, who died this week at the age of 77, the zombie movie has become more than a chance to feel scared.
Household surveys may be unreliable in a country where people are scared to upset local officials.
Thousands of ICE drop-offs here, thousands of families like this one, and now Gabriela could spot them with just a glance around the room: There was a man who looked scared, and a small girl, following him out to the bus.
Some people can’t get out of work, some could get fired for being at them, some people are just scared to get out there.
Here are three charts showing what made oil bulls run scared.
Broken, alone and scared, Swift expected no more than a place to sit and a hot meal in his belly.
We were all scared -- sometimes things in your life could get out of control.
The passengers, who are played by the same actors who play the villagers, are at first suspicious, scared and angry.
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First Known Use of scared
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Definition of scared for English Language Learners
: afraid of something : nervous or frightened
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