Adjective "scared" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/skɛːd/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Fearful; frightened.
  1. with clause 'I was scared I was going to kill myself'
  2. 'I think sometimes people get scared and defensive if they don't understand something.'
  3. 'Many on-lookers at the bar and on the dance floor stopped to look at the scene with scared eyes.'
  4. 'It was odd how dressing unusually could cause people to feel scared and intimidated of you.'
  5. 'She had a really scared look on her face.'
  6. 'I'm telling you this because I am struggling to understand why my new sales team seem so scared of me.'
  7. 'Hazel nodded, a bit scared of what was going on.'
  8. 'Scarlett just stood beside me, watching all the other scared freshman pile into the gym.'
  9. 'Either he's scared of being caught lying, or he feels very comfortable with truth.'
  10. 'The first thing I told her was to make sure that her parents knew but she said no because she was too scared.'
  11. 'He said the experience has made him frightened of walking in the town and scared of police - even though he has done nothing wrong.'

Definitions

1. to fill, especially suddenly, with fear or terror; frighten; alarm. verb (used without object), scared, scaring.

2. to become frightened: That horse scares easily. noun

3. a sudden fright or alarm, especially with little or no reason.

4. a time or condition of alarm or worry: For three months there was a war scare. Verb phrases

5. scare up, Informal. to obtain with effort; find or gather: to scare up money.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be scared of people."

"people can be scared to deaths."

"banks can be scared of uncertainties."

"banks can be scared of insufficiencies."

"vultures can be scared into things."

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Origin

(scare)