Meaning of “frightened” - Learner’s Dictionary

frightened

adjective us uk /ˈfraɪtənd/
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)