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Definitions of fright

  1. cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To frighten. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to terrify; to scare. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A sudden and violent fear; alarm; a person whose dress or appearance is ridiculous; anything shocking. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Sudden fear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Sudden fear: terror. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A sudden temporary attack of fear or terror; a sight to shock one, like a sudden alarm. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To affright or terrify; to scare. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Sudden terror, but of short duration; alarm. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. To alarm suddenly; to terrify; to dismay. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. fr[=i]t, n. sudden fear: terror: anything inspiring terror or alarm, a figure of grotesque or ridiculous appearance.--vs.t. FRIGHT, FRIGHT'EN, to make afraid: to alarm.--adjs. FRIGHT'ABLE, FRIGHT'ENABLE, timid; FRIGHT'FUL, terrible: shocking.--adv. FRIGHT'FULLY.--n. FRIGHT'FULNESS.--adj. FRIGHT'SOME, frightful: feeling fright. [A.S. fyrhto; cf. Ger. furcht, fear.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Sudden fear, violent terror, alarm; grotesque-looking person; (vb, poet.) frighten. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. Nervous agitation with loss of mental balance, caused by sudden danger or fear. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  17. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A passion excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear; alarm; consternation; dread;—an ugly or frightful object. Cabinet Dictionary

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