English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'frightened'

(adjective) 
She was too frightened to tell them what happened.
Synonyms
afraid
She did not seem at all afraid.
He's afraid to sleep in his own bedroom.
,
alarmed
They should not be too alarmed by the press reports.
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scared
Why are you so scared?
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terrified
She was terrified that he would attack her.
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shocked
, ,
cowed
,
startled
,
dismayed
,
unnerved
,
petrified
He was petrified at the thought of having to make a speech.
,
flustered
,
panicky
Many women feel panicky when travelling alone at night.
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terrorized
,
in a panic
,
scared stiff
,
in a cold sweat
, ,
scared shitless (taboo, slang)
,
terror-stricken
,
shit-scared (taboo, slang)
,
affrighted (archaic)
,
in fear and trepidation
,
numb with fear

Additional synonyms

in the sense of alarmed
They should not be too alarmed by the press reports.
Synonyms
shocked,
startled,
dismayed,
unnerved,
in a panic
in the sense of panicky
Many women feel panicky when travelling alone at night.
Synonyms
worked up,
windy (slang, old-fashioned),
jittery (informal),
in a flap (informal),
antsy (informal),
in a tizzy (informal)
in the sense of petrified
He was petrified at the thought of having to make a speech.
Synonyms
horrified,
shocked,
stupefied,
scared stiff,
scared shitless (taboo, slang),
terror-stricken,
shit-scared (taboo, slang)

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