Meaning of “frightened” - Learner’s Dictionary

frightened

adjective us uk /ˈfraɪtənd/
Extra 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.

B1 afraid or nervous:

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

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