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Synonyms of 'scared'

(adjective) 
Why are you so scared?
Synonyms
afraid
She did not seem at all afraid.
He's afraid to sleep in his own bedroom.
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alarmed
They should not be too alarmed by the press reports.
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frightened
She was too frightened to tell them what happened.
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terrified
She was terrified that he would attack her.
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shaken
,
cowed
,
startled
,
fearful
They were fearful that the fighting might spread.
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unnerved
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petrified
He was petrified at the thought of having to make a speech.
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panicky
Many women feel panicky when travelling alone at night.
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terrorized
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panic-stricken
Thousands of panic-stricken refugees fled the city.
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scared to death
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scared stiff
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scared shitless (taboo, slang)
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terror-stricken
,
shit-scared (taboo, slang)

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 fearful
Definition
afraid and full of fear
They were fearful that the fighting might spread.
in the sense of frightened
She was too frightened to tell them what happened.
Synonyms
shocked,
cowed,
startled,
dismayed,
unnerved,
flustered,
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

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