Frightened vs Astonished - What's the difference?

frightened | astonished |


As adjectives the difference between frightened and astonished

is that frightened is afraid; suffering from fear while astonished is amazed; surprised.

As verbs the difference between frightened and astonished

is that frightened is (frighten) while astonished is (astonish).

frightened

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Afraid; suffering from fear.
  • *
  • He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance.But she said she must go back, and when they joined the crowd again her partner was haled off with a frightened look to the royal circle, […].

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

    (head)
  • (frighten)
  • astonished

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Amazed; surprised.
  • Synonyms

    * shocked * speechless * amazed * agape * bewildered * See also

    Verb

    (head)
  • (astonish)