Definition of Fright

1. Noun. An emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight).




2. Verb. Cause fear in. "The bad news will fright him"; "Ghosts could never affright her"

Definition of Fright

1. n. A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.

2. v. t. To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to terrify; to scare.

Definition of Fright

1. Noun. A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm. ¹

2. Noun. Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion. ¹

3. Verb. (archaic) to frighten ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fright

1. to frighten [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: frighten

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fright

frigefactions
frigefactive
frigerate
frigerated
frigerates
frigerating
friges
frigga
frigged
friggers
friggin
friggings
friggle
fright (current term)
fright reaction
frighted
frighten
frighten away
frighten off
frightened
frightener
frighteners
frightening
frighteningly
frightens
frightful
frightfull
frightfuller

Literary usage of Fright

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"fright is a less vivid emotion than either, as it arises from the simple appearance ... Alarm affecta the feelings, terror the understanding, and fright the ..."

2. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"There was a pause, SEVERE CASE OF STAGE-fright. and then another; pres- ently came a third, and before I well knew what I was about, I was in the middle of ..."

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