scared - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/skeə(r)d/
  1. frightened, or worried
    scared of (doing) something:

    Louise is scared of flying.

    scared (that):

    I’m scared I’ll fail all my exams.

    be scared to do something:

    Mike was too scared to go bungee jumping.

    scared stiff/scared to death (=extremely scared):

    I’m scared stiff of having the operation.

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