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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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