Affright

  • 1 Affright — Af*fright , n. 1. Sudden and great fear; terror. It expresses a stronger impression than fear, or apprehension, perhaps less than terror. [1913 Webster] He looks behind him with affright, and forward with despair. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. The …

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  • 2 Affright — Af*fright , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affrighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affrighting}.] [Orig. p. p.; OE. afright, AS. [=a]fyrhtan to terrify; [=a] (cf. Goth. us , Ger. er , orig. meaning out) + fyrhto fright. See {Fright}.] To impress with sudden fear; to …

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  • 3 affright — (v.) 1580s, a late construction from A (Cf. a ) (1) + FRIGHT (Cf. fright) (v.), probably on model of earlier pp. adjective affright struck with sudden fear (metathesized from O.E. afyrht). Related: Affrighted; affrighting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Affright — Af*fright , p. a. Affrighted. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 affright — index consternation, discourage, fear, fright, frighten, intimidate, menace, panic, trepidation …

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  • 6 affright — vb *frighten, fright, affray, scare, alarm, terrify, terrorize, startle Analogous words: daunt, horrify, appall, *dismay: cow, *intimidate, bulldoze: confound, bewilder (see PUZZLE) Antonyms: nerve, embolden Contrasted words: animate, fire,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 affright — [ə frīt′] vt. [ME afrighten < OE afyrhtan: see FRIGHT] Archaic to frighten; terrify n. Archaic great fright or terror, or a cause of terror …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 affright — I noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety • Syn: ↑panic, ↑terror • Derivationally related forms: ↑terrorist (for: ↑terror), ↑terrorize ( …

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  • 9 affright — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English afyrht, afright frightened, from Old English āfyrht, past participle of āfyrhtan to frighten, from ā , perfective prefix + fyrhtan to fear; akin to Old English fyrhto fright more at abide, fright Date …

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  • 10 affright — /euh fruyt /, Archaic. v.t. 1. to frighten. n. 2. sudden fear or terror; fright. 3. a source of terror. 4. the act of terrifying. [bef. 1000; ME afrighten, OE afyrhtan, equiv. to a A 3 + fyrhtan to FRIGHT] * * * …

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  • 11 affright — 1. noun great fear 2. verb to terrify …

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  • 12 affright — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To fill with fear: alarm, frighten, panic, scare, scarify2, startle, terrify, terrorize. Archaic: fright. Idioms: make one s blood run cold, make one s hair stand on end, scare silly (or stiff), scare the daylights… …

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  • 13 affright —  Note ff …

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  • 14 affright —    Note ff …

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  • 15 affright — v. frighten, scare …

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  • 16 affright — archaic verb frighten. noun fright …

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  • 17 affright — I. v. a. Frighten, terrify, alarm, scare, daunt, appall, dismay, shock, confound, dishearten, dispirit, fright, intimidate, startle, overawe, put in fear. II. n. Terror, fear, fright, alarm, dismay, consternation, panic …

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  • 18 affright — af•fright [[t]əˈfraɪt[/t]] v. t. 1) to frighten 2) sudden fear or terror; fright • Etymology: bef. 1000; OE āfyrhtan=ā a III+fyrhtan; see fright …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 affright — /əˈfraɪt/ (say uh fruyt) Archaic –verb (t) 1. to frighten. –noun 2. sudden fear or terror; fright. 3. a source of terror. 4. the act of terrifying. {Middle English afrighten, Old English āfyrhtan, from ā (intensive) + fyrhten frighten}… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 Affrighted — Affright Af*fright , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affrighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affrighting}.] [Orig. p. p.; OE. afright, AS. [=a]fyrhtan to terrify; [=a] (cf. Goth. us , Ger. er , orig. meaning out) + fyrhto fright. See {Fright}.] To impress with sudden …

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