Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
implies intense, overwhelming fear he stood terrified as the tiger charged
suggests fearfulness and lack of confidence as a habitual state of mind raised a timorous objection
suggests a feeling of disquiet and a tendency to worry rather than an alarming fear fearful of making an error
implies a lack of courage or self-confidence and suggests overcautiousness or shyness too timid to ask for an explanation
implies a sudden, usually temporary seizure of fear the child was frightened by the dog
is applied to a general feeling of fear or disquiet and is the broadest in application of all the words considered here to be afraid of the dark, to be afraid to die
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