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Definition 1: an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight) - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for fright in the sense of this definition

(fright is a kind of ...) any strong feeling

(... is a kind of fright ) the feeling of being intimidated; being made to feel afraid or timid

(... is a kind of fright ) fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions

(... is a kind of fright ) fearful expectation or anticipation

"the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

(... is a kind of fright ) fear that affects a person about to face an audience

(... is a kind of fright ) a sudden attack of fear

(... is a kind of fright ) an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

(... is a kind of fright ) excessive or uncontrollable fear

(... is a kind of fright ) intense and profound fear

(... is a kind of fright ) an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

"a frisson of surprise shot through him"

(... is a kind of fright ) a feeling of fear and revulsion

"he gives me the creeps"

(... is a kind of fright ) fear resulting from the awareness of danger

(fright is a part of ...) the physical condition of concurrent perspiration and chill; associated with fear

(... are attributes of fright) filled with fear or apprehension

"afraid even to turn his head" "suddenly looked afraid" "afraid for his life" "afraid of snakes" "afraid to ask questions"

(... are attributes of fright) oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them

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

Samples where fright 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 fright in the sense of this definition

(fright 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 fright ) frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is

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

"The famous professor awed the undergraduates"

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

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

"Her boss intimidates her"

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

"After the terrorist attack, people look consternated"

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

"The noise spooked the horse"

(fright 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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