shitless

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shit·less

 (shĭt′lĭs)
adj. Vulgar Slang
Used to intensify a verb with a personal object or a past participle modifying a personal noun or pronoun: scared him shitless; was bored shitless.

[From the reflex of involuntary defecation that can result from extreme terror.]

shitless

(ˈʃɪtləs)
adv
to an extreme extent (esp in the phrases bored shitless and scared shitless)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shitless - extremely frightened; "he was scared shitless"
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"
Translations

shitless

[ˈʃɪtlɪs] ADJ to be scared shitlessestar acojonado
to be bored shitlessestar más harto que la hostia

shitless

[ˈʃɪtləs] adv
to be bored shitless → s'emmerder comme un rat mort
to be scared shitless → avoir une peur bleue
References in periodicals archive ?
They're scared shitless of him, and the fact that they're still around him means they have never stood up to him.
I stayed in the back of the riots and scared shitless .
We shrink from touching our power, we shrink away, we starve ourselves and each other, we're scared shitless of what it could be to take and use our love, hose it on a city, on a world, to wield and guide its spray, destroying poisons, parasites, rats, viruses-- like the terrible mothers we long and dread to be.
This is not yet a man who has come into his own and wants to finally show he is better than his father; this is still the little boy who is scared shitless of his father.