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1. fright

noun. ['ˈfraɪt'] an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight).

Synonyms

  • panic attack
  • chill
  • quiver
  • intimidation
  • creeps
  • consternation
  • fear
  • alarm
  • frisson
  • apprehensiveness
  • tingle
  • shiver
  • terror
  • thrill
  • stage fright
  • fearless
  • afraid
  • timidness
  • timidity
  • hysteria
  • unafraid
  • shudder
  • cold sweat
  • timorousness
  • affright
  • apprehension
  • panic
  • scare
  • dread
  • horror
  • dismay
  • fearfulness

Antonyms

  • unafraid
  • fearlessness
  • sorrow
  • hate

Etymology

  • fright (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Fright

  • overexcite
  • disinvite
  • semi-height
  • satterwhite
  • reinvite
  • reignite
  • nonwhite
  • forthright
  • de-excite
  • contrite
  • riunite
  • reunite
  • overwrite
  • overnite
  • overnight
  • mcwright
  • mcwhite
  • mcright
  • mcknight
  • mccright
  • macknight
  • enwright
  • despite
  • clevite
  • uptight
  • upright
  • tonite
  • tonight
  • strite
  • streit

Example sentences of the word fright


1. Adjective
Their large size, hunting of domestic animals and piercing howl are a traditional fright feature at Halloween.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Gatlinburg has a mysterious adventure that will appeal to those who like a little fright.

Quotes containing the word fright


1. The baby batScreamed out in fright,'Turn on the dark,I'm afraid of the light.
- Shel Silverstein

2. Faith has won it! Fear has lost it! When you get full of faith, the devil gets filled with fear! Keep your faith in light every day and you will keep the devil in fright always!
- Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

2. fright

verb. ['ˈfraɪt'] cause fear in.

Synonyms

  • bluff
  • horrify
  • appall
  • terrorise
  • terrorize
  • shake
  • intimidate
  • consternate
  • fear
  • frighten
  • excite
  • alarm
  • terrify
  • stir
  • spook
  • shake up
  • awe
  • stimulate
  • affright
  • scare
  • dread
  • dismay

Antonyms

  • elate
  • heat
  • hotness
  • motionlessness

Etymology

  • fright (Middle English (1100-1500))
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