Affright

Definition of Affright

Af`fright´
v. t.1.To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to alarm.
[imp. & p. p. Affrighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Affrighting.]
Dreams affright our souls.
- Shak.
A drear and dying sound
Affrights the flamens at their service quaint.
- Milton.
p. a.1.Affrighted.
n.1.Sudden and great fear; terror. It expresses a stronger impression than fear, or apprehension, perhaps less than terror.
He looks behind him with affright, and forward with despair.
- Goldsmith.
2.The act of frightening; also, a cause of terror; an object of dread.

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alarm, appal, appall, awe, bluff, consternate, dismay, dread, excite, fear, fright, frighten, horrify, intimidate, scare, shake, shake up, spook, stimulate, stir, terrify, terrorise, terrorize
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