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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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