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Synonyms for affrightəˈfraɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. panic, terror, affright(verb)

    an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

    threat, scare, panic, brat, affright, scourge, holy terror, terror, little terror

  2. frighten, fright, scare, affright(verb)

    cause fear in

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

    pall, scare, scare off, daunt, affright, frighten away, scare away, fright, frighten, frighten off, dash

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affright

    Alarm, according to its derivation all'arme, "to arms," is an arousing to meet and repel danger, and may be quite consistent with true courage. Affright and fright express sudden fear which, for the time at least, overwhelms courage. The sentinel discovers with alarm the sudden approach of the enemy; the unarmed villagers view it with affright. Apprehension, disquietude, dread, misgiving, and solicitude are in anticipation of danger; consternation, dismay, and terror are overwhelming fear, generally in the actual presence of that which is terrible, though these words also may have an anticipative force. Timidity is a quality, habit, or condition, a readiness to be affected with fear. A person of great timidity is constantly liable to needless alarm and even terror. Compare FEAR.

    alarm, apprehension, consternation, dismay, disquietude, dread, fear, fright, misgiving, panic, solicitude, terror, timidity

    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

    Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affright(v. a.)

    frighten, terrify, alarm, scare, daunt, appall, dismay, fright, intimidate, startle, overawe, put in fear

  2. affright(n.)

    terror, fear, fright, alarm, dismay, consternation, panic


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