Fright·en v. t. [imp. Frightened p. pr. & vb. n. Frightening ] To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or fright; to affright; to terrify.
More frightened than hurt. --Old Proverb.
adj 1: thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation; "became
panicky as the snow deepened"; "felt panicked before
each exam"; "trying to keep back the panic-stricken
crowd"; "the terrified horse bolted" [syn: panicky,
panicked, panic-stricken, panic-struck, terrified]
2: made afraid; "the frightened child cowered in the corner";
"too shocked and scared to move" [syn: scared]