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fright

noun

1 fright

An emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight).

synonyms: fear, fearfulness.

Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; ... show more

Roget 846: ugliness etc. adj.; deformity, inelegance; acomia; disfigurement etc. (blemish) 848; want of symmetry, inconcinnity; distortion etc. ... show more

Roget 860: fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence; apprehensiveness, fearfulness etc. adj.; solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving; feeze [U.S.]; ... show more

Dutch: angst, angstgevoel, bangheid, beklemming, benauwdheid, schrik, vrees
Polish: bojaźń, lęk, strach



verb

1 fright

Cause fear in:
— The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me.
— Ghosts could never affright her.

synonyms: affright, frighten, scare.

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Dutch: bang, beangstigen


Moby thesaurus: abject fear, affright, alarm, apprehension, awe, baboon, bag, blemish, blot, blue funk, consternation, cowardice, dismay, dog, dread, eyesore, fear, funk, gargoyle, hag ... show more.

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