scared

adjective \ ˈskerd \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

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

  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.

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First Known Use of scared

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SCARED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of scared for English Language Learners

  • : afraid of something : nervous or frightened



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