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fright


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fright  \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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fright  \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. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  affright;  dismay;  daunt;  intimidate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fright 
  n  :  an  emotion  experienced  in  anticipation  of  some  specific  pain 
  or  danger  (usually  accompanied  by  a  desire  to  flee  or 
  fight)  [syn:  {fear},  {fearfulness}]  [ant:  {fearlessness}] 
  v  :  cause  fear  in  "The  stranger  who  hangs  around  the  building 
  frightens  me"  [syn:  {frighten},  {scare},  {affright}] 




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