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Meaning of FRIGHT

Pronunciation:  frIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  2. [v]  cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"

FRIGHT is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: affright, fear, fearfulness, frighten, scare
 Antonyms: bravery, fearlessness
 See Also: alarm, alarm, appal, appall, apprehension, apprehensiveness, awe, awe, bluff, chill, cold sweat, consternate, consternation, creeps, dash, daunt, dismay, dismay, dread, dread, emotion, excite, fear, frighten away, frighten off, frisson, horrify, horror, hysteria, intimidate, intimidation, pall, panic, panic attack, quiver, reverence, scare, scare away, scare off, shake, shake up, shiver, shudder, spook, stage fright, stimulate, stir, terrify, terror, terrorise, terrorize, thrill, timidity, timidness, timorousness, tingle, veneration



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fright\, n. [OE. frigt, freyht, AS. fyrhto, fyrhtu; akin
    to OS. forhta, OHG. forhta, forahta, G. furcht, Dan. frygt,
    Sw. fruktan, Goth. fa['u]rhtei fear, fa['u]rhts timid.]
    1. A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of
       danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short
       duration; a sudden alarm.
    2. Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of
       alarm or aversion. [Colloq.]
    Syn: Alarm; terror; consternation. See {Alarm}.
  2. \Fright\, v. t. [imp. {Frighted}; p. pr. & vb. n..
    {Frighting}.] [OE. frigten to fear, frighten, AS. fyrhtan to
    frighten, forhtian to fear; akin to OS. forhtian, OHG.
    furihten, forahtan, G. f["u]rchten, Sw. frukta, Dan. frygte,
    Goth. faurhtjan. See {Fright}, n., and cf. {Frighten}.]
    To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to
    terrify; to scare.
          Nor exile or danger can fright a brave spirit.
    Syn: To affright; dismay; daunt; intimidate.
Thesaurus Terms
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