Definition of Affright

1. Noun. An overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety.

Exact synonyms: Panic, Terror
Generic synonyms: Fear, Fearfulness, Fright
Specialized synonyms: Swivet
Derivative terms: Panic, Panic, Panicky, Terrify, Terrorise, Terrorise, Terrorist, Terrorize, Terrorize



2. Verb. Cause fear in. "The bad news will affright him"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
Exact synonyms: Fright, Frighten, Scare
Specialized synonyms: Bluff, Awe, Terrify, Terrorise, Terrorize, Intimidate, Alarm, Appal, Appall, Dismay, Horrify, Consternate, Spook
Generic synonyms: Excite, Shake, Shake Up, Stimulate, Stir
Causes: Dread, Fear
Derivative terms: Fright, Frightening, Scare, Scarer
Also: Frighten Away, Frighten Off

Definition of Affright

1. v. t. To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to alarm.

2. p. a. Affrighted.

3. n. Sudden and great fear; terror. It expresses a stronger impression than fear, or apprehension, perhaps less than terror.

Definition of Affright

1. Noun. great fear, terror, fright ¹

2. Verb. to terrify, to frighten, to inspire fright ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Affright

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Affright

affret
affrets
affrettando
affricate
affricate consonant
affricated
affricates
affricating
affrication
affrications
affricative
affricatives
affriction
affrictions
affriended
affright (current term)
affrighted
affrightedly
affrighten
affrightened
affrightening
affrightens
affrighter
affrighters
affrightful
affrighting
affrightment
affrights
affront
affronte

Literary usage of Affright

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1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1847)
"... ne vite " And so far forth death's terror doth affright, He makes away himself, and hate» the ..."

2. The Golden Treasury: Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the by Francis Turner Palgrave (1897)
"Me shall the phantom months no more affright. For heaven's gates to open, well waits he Who keeps himself the key. ..."

3. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"... But when this unexpected foe Seemed starting from the gulf below, — I care not though the truth I show, — I trembled with affright; And as I placed in ..."

4. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1843)
"... the city into affright, that they may shadow their own with the common fear. And this may the reports do at this time, not raised by chance, ..."

5. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... mingled curiosity and affright. Architect of his own fortune. The familiar proverb, Every man is the architect of his own fortune, is found in most ..."

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