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fright·ened

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frightened, scaredadjective

    made afraid

    "the frightened child cowered in the corner"; "too shocked and scared to move"

  2. panicky, panicked, panic-stricken, panic-struck, terrified, frightenedadjective

    thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation

    "became panicky as the snow deepened"; "felt panicked before each exam"; "trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd"; "the terrified horse bolted"

Wiktionary

  1. frightenedadjective

    afraid; suffering from fear.

Wikipedia

  1. frightened

    Fear is an intensely unpleasant emotion in response to perceiving or recognizing a danger or threat. Fear causes physiological changes that may produce behavioral reactions such as mounting an aggressive response or fleeing the threat. Fear in human beings may occur in response to a certain stimulus occurring in the present, or in anticipation or expectation of a future threat perceived as a risk to oneself. The fear response arises from the perception of danger leading to confrontation with or escape from/avoiding the threat (also known as the fight-or-flight response), which in extreme cases of fear (horror and terror) can be a freeze response or paralysis. In humans and other animals, fear is modulated by the process of cognition and learning. Thus, fear is judged as rational or appropriate and irrational or inappropriate. An irrational fear is called a phobia. Fear is closely related to the emotion anxiety, which occurs as the result of threats that are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable. The fear response serves survival by engendering appropriate behavioral responses, so it has been preserved throughout evolution. Sociological and organizational research also suggests that individuals' fears are not solely dependent on their nature but are also shaped by their social relations and culture, which guide their understanding of when and how much fear to feel.Fear is sometimes incorrectly considered the opposite of courage. For the reason that courage is a willingness to face adversity, fear is an example of a condition that makes the exercise of courage possible.

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  1. frightened

    Frightened is an adjective that describes a state of being scared, anxious, or alarmed due to perceived danger or threat. It may involve physical reactions like shaking, sweating, or feeling like your heart is beating faster than usual, as well as emotional responses such as feeling terrified, fearful or panicked.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frightened

    of Frighten

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frightened' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4654

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frightened' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2613

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frightened' in Adjectives Frequency: #589

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frightened in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frightened in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of frightened in a Sentence

  1. Clare Moseley:

    I’m trying to get in touch with some of the poor men in that hotel, I can only imagine how frightened they are. It was like a war zone.

  2. Becca Sherrill:

    It's very painful to hear her, when she really has to say again that he put his hand over her mouth and how frightened she was... it's hard to put that out of your mind.

  3. Dan Bishop:

    The people that I talk to are afraid. They are frightened of what the administration of justice has become, we've got to send people to Washington to understand how much of a crisis there is and who are willing to take the steps necessary to invoke Congress's full power to bring these administrative agencies in line and to change the way the bureaucracy is built and maintained.

  4. Anna Soubry:

    I will put my country and my constituents first and foremost and I don't care what that costs me, if that means I can't go home at the weekend because of death threats, if that means I have get a taxi in order to do a 10-minute walk, if that means I have to be frightened for my wellbeing... this is the biggest decision that this country has made since the Second World War and we come to this place to represent our constituents and do the right thing about our country.

  5. Yuri Golodov:

    Russian soldiers are frightened, demoralized. They are afraid to part with each other, because they are being shot at from every bush.

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