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English noun: fright

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

Synonymsfear, fearfulness

Broader (hypernym)emotion

Narrower (hyponym)affright, alarm, apprehension, apprehensiveness, chill, consternation, creeps, dismay, dread, frisson, horror, hysteria, intimidation, panic, panic attack, quiver, scare, shiver, shudder, stage fright, terror, thrill, timidity, timidness, timorousness, tingle

Part holonymcold sweat

Attributeafraid, fearless, unafraid

Antonymsfearlessness, bravery

English verb: fright

1. fright (emotion) cause fear in

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

ExamplesThe bad news will fright him

Synonymsaffright, 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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