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  Definition of Fright
  1. an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  2. cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"
Similar Words: fear, fearfulness, frighten, scare, affright

 

See Also: daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare

 

Hyponyms: alarm, dismay, consternation, creeps, frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle, horror, hysteria, panic, terror, scare, panic attack, stage fright, apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread, timidity, timidness, timorousness, intimidation, bluff, awe, terrify, terrorize, terrorise, intimidate, appal, appall, horrify, consternate, spook

 

Attributes: afraid(p), unafraid(p), fearless

 

Derivational Morphology: frighten, scare, affright, fear, dread, panic attack, scarecrow, straw man, strawman, bird-scarer, scarer, fearfulness, terrorization, terrorisation, frightening

 

 
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