affright definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To arouse fear in; terrify: "Many of nature's greatest oddities, that would affright dwellers up here, are accepted down there” ( David Mazel).
    • To wow with unexpected worry; to frighten; to alarm.
  • noun:
    • Great anxiety; horror.
    • a factor in terror.
    • great worry, horror, fright
    • Sudden and great fear; horror. It conveys a stronger impression than anxiety, or apprehension, perhaps under horror.
    • The act of frightening; in addition, a factor in horror; an object of dread.
    • Sudden or great worry; horror; fright.
    • The cause of horror; a frightful object.
    • an overwhelming feeling of anxiety and stress
  • verb:
    • to terrify, to frighten, to encourage fright
    • cause anxiety in
  • adjective:
    • Affrighted.
  • others:
    • To impress with sudden concern; frighten; terrify or alarm.
    • Synonyms To scare, alarm, dismay, appal, daunt, intimidate, startle, shock, overawe.
    • last participle of affright.

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