Meaning of “frightened” - Learner’s Dictionary

frightened

adjective us uk /ˈfraɪtənd/

B1 afraid or nervous:

I've always been frightened of going to the dentist.
[ + (that) ] Gerry was frightened that people would laugh at him.

More examples

  • He's frightened of spiders.
  • You don't need to be frightened.
  • I was too frightened to say anything.
  • I'm still frightened about going out at night.
  • I was so frightened by what he said that I left.

(Definition of “frightened” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)