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English noun: affright

1. affright (feeling) an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

Synonymspanic, terror

Broader (hypernym)fear, fearfulness, fright

Narrower (hyponym)swivet

English verb: affright

1. affright (emotion) cause fear in

SamplesThe stranger who hangs around the building frightens me.
Ghosts could never affright her.

ExamplesThe bad news will affright him

Synonymsfright, frighten, scare

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

Narrower (hyponym)alarm, appal, appall, awe, bluff, consternate, dismay, horrify, intimidate, spook, terrify, terrorise, terrorize

Causedread, fear

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