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Meaning of AFFRIGHT

Pronunciation:  u'frIt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"

AFFRIGHT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: fright, frighten, scare
 See Also: alarm, appal, appall, awe, bluff, consternate, dash, daunt, dismay, dread, excite, fear, frighten away, frighten off, horrify, intimidate, pall, scare away, scare off, shake, shake up, spook, stimulate, stir, terrify, terrorise, terrorize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Af*fright"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affrighted}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Affrighting}.] [Orig. p. p.; OE. afright, AS.
    [=a]fyrhtan to terrify; [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig.
    meaning out) + fyrhto fright. See {Fright}.]
    To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to alarm.
          Dreams affright our souls.               --Shak.
          A drear and dying sound Affrights the flamens at their
          service quaint.                          --Milton.
    Syn: To terrify; frighten; alarm; dismay; appall; scare;
         startle; daunt; intimidate.
  2. \Af*fright"\, p. a.
    Affrighted. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  3. \Af*fright"\, n.
    1. Sudden and great fear; terror. It expresses a stronger
       impression than fear, or apprehension, perhaps less than
             He looks behind him with affright, and forward with
             despair.                              --Goldsmith.
    2. The act of frightening; also, a cause of terror; an object
       of dread. --B. Jonson.