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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun affright:

terrorpanic
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Definition of the noun affright

What does affright mean as a name of something?

noun

  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

noun

  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

verb

  1. to terrify

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Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1755)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers : to which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

To preach up the necessity of that which our experience tells us is utterly impracticable, were to affright mankind with the terrible prospect of universal damnation. Rogers's Serm. 2. Untraćtable; unmanageable. That fierce impraślicable nature ...

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

AFFRIGHT, o ...

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

AFFRIGHT ...

Google previewDictionary of the Efïk Language, in Two Parts (1862)

I. Efïk and English, II. English and Efïk by Hugh Goldie

Affright', e. tr. Nam ndtk; nam ndidikhe. Affright', n. Ndik ; nkpo ndlk. Affright'-ed, To be, ...

Google previewJamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1867)

In which the Words are Explained in Their Different Senses.. by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (of Edinburgh.), John Longmuir

To affright, S. Ramsay. To FLEG, v. n. To take fright, S. B. FLEG. To tak Fleg, v. n. ; to take fright, Ang. - FLEG. s. A fright, S. Ramsay. - * To FLEG, v. n. To fly from place to place, Dumfr. * - Davidson.-A. S. fleog-an, volare. -- FLEG, s. 1.

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun affright:

terrorpanic

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb affright:

scarefrighten

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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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