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Definition of the noun affright

What does affright mean as a name of something?


  1. an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonyms of affright: panic / terror
    • more generic words: fear / fearfulness / fright = an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger
    • more specific word: swivet = a panic or extreme discomposure

Alternative definition of the noun affright


  1. great fear

Definition of the verb affright

What does affright mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: affrighted | affrighting | affrights

  1. cause fear in

Alternative definition of the verb affright


  1. to terrify

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for affright

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Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Affright′edly.—adj.Affright′ful (arch.).—n.Affright ′ment, sudden fear. [A.S. afyrhtan. See Fright.] Affront, affrunt′,v.t. to meetfaceto face: to insult openly: ( Shak.) tothrowone's self in the way of.—n. contemptuous treatment: an open insult: ...

Google previewEncyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E. Smedley, Hugh J. Rose and Henry J. Rose. [With] Plates (1845)

by Edward Smedley


Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose


Google previewSpelling Dictionary of the English Language (1831)

by [John] Entick

to affright Affray, s. a quarrel, great tumult, ...

Google previewThe New Spelling Dictionary ... Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged Throughout. To which is Now Added, a Catalogue of Words of Similar Sounds, But of Different Spellings and Significations. By the Rev. W. Crakelt (1784)

by John ENTICK, William CRAKELT

to affright Astriy, f, a quarrel, great tumult, difturbance; Afriction, f. friétion, the aét of rubbing Astright, v.a. to terrify, fcare, fright A right, Affright'ment, f. terror, great fear Affright'ful, a. frightful, terrible, ...

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ... Abriged from the 4. Ed (1818)

To affright. Douglas. A.S. afaer-an, terrere. To EFFEIR, v. n. To fear. Lyndsay.

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1818)

In which the Words are Explained in Their Different Senses, Authorized by the Names of the Writers by Whom They are Used, Or the Titles of the Works in which They Occur, and Deduced from Their Originals by John Jamieson

To affright. Douglas. A.S. afaer-an, terrere. To Effeir, v. n. To fear. Lyndsay. ErFRAt, Effravino, s. Terror. Barbour. Fr. effray+r, to affright. Effrayitly, adv. Under affright. Barbour. EFREST, Best; Isl. yppritt. Herniate. EFT, adv. After. A.S. id. Wallace.

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Scrabble value of A1F4F4R1I1G2H4T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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