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Afraid or Scared

Some people really don't get scared that much.  Others get scared all the time.  Usually ladies will get more scared than the guys.  But even if you don't get scared that much, it is still good to learn this lesson because you might be talking to someone who gets scared easily.  Let's begin.

There are several synonyms for scared that are commonly used.

Frightened
Freaked out
Terrified
Afraid
Fear

"I'm scared."
"I get scared when I'm alone at night."
"I get scared pretty easily."
"I get scared watching a horror movie."

"It's frightening walking home at night."
"I didn't know the mirror was there so I was frightened when I saw my reflection."
"My little daughter gets frightened easily, so we keep the light on for her until she goes to sleep."

Freaked out is more of a slang term used among the guys.  My friends think it is a little girlish to say they are scared.  So instead, they use the word freaked out.

"When I was at a public bath room, three guys surrounded my stall waiting for me to leave.  I was so freaked out."
"I got freaked out when I saw the bat fly across the room."
"It's freaky walking through a dark park at night."

"She was so terrified that she turned blue for a second."
"It was a terrifying experience.  We were both freaking out."
"I was terrified watching that movie."

"If you're afraid, then you don't have to do it."
"My wife is afraid of the dark."
"When I was little, I was afraid of everything."
"I'm not afraid of death."

"I fear that we'll lose the war."
"I fear that he'll get away."
"You shouldn't let fear control you."
"He fears that you will be mad."

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