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Definition 1: an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for affright in the sense of this definition

(affright is a kind of ...) an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

(... is a kind of affright ) a panic or extreme discomposure

"it threw her into a swivet"

Definition 2: cause fear in - [verb of emotion]

Samples where affright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
  • Ghosts could never affright her

Synonyms for affright in the sense of this definition

(affright is a kind of ...) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

(... is a kind of affright ) frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is

(... is a kind of affright ) inspire awe in

"The famous professor awed the undergraduates"

(... is a kind of affright ) fill with terror; frighten greatly

(... is a kind of affright ) make timid or fearful

"Her boss intimidates her"

(... is a kind of affright ) fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

"I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview" "The news of the executions horrified us"

(... is a kind of affright ) fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion

"After the terrorist attack, people look consternated"

(... is a kind of affright ) frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action

"The noise spooked the horse"

(affright causes ...) be afraid or scared of; be frightened of

"I fear the winters in Moscow" "We should not fear the Communists!"

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