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Word for being too fearful to act. Sort of like apprehensive but I need a stronger word. Any ideas?

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    What did a thesaurus tell you and why weren't those right? – Mitch Jun 6 '14 at 11:21
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The usual expression is 'paralysed by fear'.

Petrified in the metaphorical sense is also common.

Though I'm not sure how many Belgian Shepherd Dogs use either.

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