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fright

fright

4 definitions found
 for fright
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fright \Fright\ (fr[imac]t), n. [OE. frigt, freyht, AS. fyrhto,
     fyrhtu; akin to OS. forhta, OHG. forhta, forahta, G. furcht,
     Dan. frygt, Sw. fruktan, Goth. fa['u]rhtei fear, fa['u]rhts
     timid.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of
        danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short
        duration; a sudden alarm.
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     2. Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of
        alarm or aversion. [Colloq.]
  
     Syn: Alarm; terror; consternation. See Alarm.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fright \Fright\, v. t. [imp. Frighted; p. pr. & vb. n..
     Frighting.] [OE. frigten to fear, frighten, AS. fyrhtan to
     frighten, forhtian to fear; akin to OS. forhtian, OHG.
     furihten, forahtan, G. f["u]rchten, Sw. frukta, Dan. frygte,
     Goth. faurhtjan. See Fright, n., and cf. Frighten.]
     To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to
     terrify; to scare.
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           Nor exile or danger can fright a brave spirit.
                                                    --Dryden.
  
     Syn: To affright; dismay; daunt; intimidate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fright
      n 1: an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific
           pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or
           fight) [syn: fear, fearfulness, fright] [ant:
           bravery, fearlessness]
      v 1: cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building
           frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her" [syn:
           frighten, fright, scare, affright]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "fright":
     abject fear, affright, alarm, apprehension, awe, baboon, bag,
     blemish, blot, blue funk, consternation, cowardice, dismay, dog,
     dread, eyesore, fear, funk, gargoyle, hag, harridan, horrification,
     horror, mess, monster, monstrosity, no beauty, panic, panic fear,
     phobia, scare, scarecrow, shock, sight, spook, stampede, startle,
     teratism, terrify, terror, terrorize, trepidation, trepidity,
     ugly duckling, unholy dread, witch