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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

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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Synonyms of the noun affright

Equivalent words for the noun affright:

  1. panic (5 letter word, the shortest synonym for affright)
    • plural: panics
    • related terms: semipanic, prepanic, panical, panicful, paniclike
  2. terror (6 letter word for affright)
    • plural: terrors
    • related terms: Megaterror, Antiterror, Bioterror, Nonterror, counterterror, counterterrorism, counterterrorist, Cyberterror, terrorful, terrorism, terrorist, terrorless, terrorsome, terrorise, terrorize, terrorisation, terrorization

Hypernyms of the noun affright

More generic words for the noun affright, that have fewer characters:

  1. anxiety (7 letter word)
  2. emotion (7 letter word)
    • plural: emotions
    • related terms: preemotion, pre-emotion, emoter, emotive
  3. fear (4 letter word, the shortest hypernym for affright)
    • plural: fears
    • related terms: Antifear, overfear, overfearful, fearful, fear-free, fearless, Fearlike, fearsome, fearable, fearer
  4. fright (6 letter word)
    • plural: frights
    • related terms: prefright, prefrighten, frighten, frightful, frightless, frightment, frightsome, frighty, frightable, frighter

More generic words for the noun affright, that have more characters:

  1. cowardice (9 letter word)
    • plural: cowardices
  2. cowardliness (12 letter word, the longest hypernym for affright)
    • plural: cowardlinesses
  3. fearfulness (11 letter word)
    • plural: fearfulnesses
    • related terms: overfearfulness, overfearful, fearful, fear-free, fearless, Fearlike, fearsome, fearable, fearer

Hyponyms of the noun affright

More specific word for the noun affright:

  1. swivet (6 letter word)
    • plural: swivets

Synonyms of the verb affright

Equivalent words for the verb affright, that have fewer characters:

  1. fright (6 letter word for affright)
    • inflections: frighted, frighting, frights
    • related terms: afright, prefright, prefrighten, frighten, frightful, frightless, frightment, frightsome, frighty, frightable, frighter
  2. scare (5 letter word, the shortest synonym for affright)
    • inflections: scared, scaring, scares
    • related terms: ascare, overscare, scareful, scarify, scaroid, scaresome, Scareware, scarey, scarer, scarious

Equivalent words for the verb affright, that have the same number of characters:

  1. frighten (8 letter word for affright)
    • inflections: frightened, frightening, frightens
    • related terms: overfrighten, prefrighten, refrighten, frightenable, frightener

Hypernyms of the verb affright

More generic words for the verb affright, that have fewer characters:

  1. affect (6 letter word)
    • inflections: affected, affecting, affects
    • related terms: disaffect, disaffection, disaffectation, misaffect, misaffection, overaffect, preaffect, preaffection, reaffect, reaffection, Affectee, affectless, affectuous, affectable, affectible, affectate, affecter, affector, affectious, affection, affectation, affective
  2. agitate (7 letter word)
    • inflections: agitated, agitating, agitates
    • related terms: circumagitate, circumagitation, exagitate, exagitation, coagitate, counteragitate, counteragitation, overagitate, overagitation, preagitate, preagitation, reagitate, reagitation, agitable, agitant, agitation, agitative
  3. alter (5 letter word)
    • inflections: altered, altering, alters
    • related terms: Unalter, exalter, exaltee, exaltment, exaltate, exaltation, exaltative, misalter, prealter, prealteration, realter, realterable, realteration, alterable, alterate, alterer, alterant, alteration, alterity, alterman, alterative
  4. arouse (6 letter word)
    • inflections: aroused, arousing, arouses
    • related terms: rearouse, rearousal, subarouse, subarousal, arousal, arousable, arouser
  5. change (6 letter word)
    • inflections: changed, changing, changes
    • related terms: unchange, exchange, exchangee, exchanger, transchange, transchanger, counterchange, interchange, interchanger, rechange, changable, changer
  6. disturb (7 letter word)
    • inflections: disturbed, disturbing, disturbs
    • related terms: predisturb, predisturbance, redisturb, disturbance, disturber, disturbor, disturbant, disturbation, disturbative
  7. effect (6 letter word)
    • inflections: effected, effecting, effects
    • related terms: coeffect, co-effect, Countereffect, miseffect, preeffect, preeffective, pre-effect, pre-effective, effectful, effectless, effectuous, effectible, effecter, effector, effective
  8. elicit (6 letter word)
    • inflections: elicited, eliciting, elicits
    • related terms: elicitable, elicitate, elicitor, elicitation
  9. escape (6 letter word)
    • inflections: escaped, escaping, escapes
    • related terms: Unescape, preescape, pre-escape, re-escape, escapade, escapage, escapee, escapism, escapist, escapable
  10. evoke (5 letter word)
    • inflections: evoked, evoking, evokes
    • related terms: reevoke, re-evoke, evoker
  11. excite (6 letter word)
    • inflections: excited, exciting, excites
    • related terms: Deexcite, de-excite, overexcite, overexcitable, Overexcitation, Photoexcite, preexcite, preexcitation, pre-excite, pre-excitation, re-excite, re-excitation, subexcite, subexcitation, excitable, excitate, exciter, excitor, excitant, excitation, excitive, excitative
  12. fire (4 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for affright)
    • inflections: fired, firing, fires
    • related terms: afire, Autofire, Co-Fire, counterfire, misfire, outfire, Prefire, refire, retrofire, underfire, fire-free, fireless, firelike, fireling, Fireship, fireable, firer, fireman, firemanship, Firewoman, fireward
  13. gesture (7 letter word)
    • inflections: gestured, gesturing, gestures
    • related terms: Countergesture, intergesture, misgesture, gestural, gesturist, gesturer
  14. impact (6 letter word)
    • inflections: impacted, impacting, impacts
    • related terms: Preimpact, reimpact, impactful, impactite, Impactless, impactment, impacter, impactor, impaction, impactive
  15. impress (7 letter word)
    • inflections: impressed, impressing, impresses
    • related terms: overimpress, overimpressible, preimpress, preimpressive, reimpress, impressment, impressure, impressable, impressible, impresser, impressor, impressive
  16. kindle (6 letter word)
    • inflections: kindled, kindling, kindles
    • related terms: akindle, inkindle, miskindle, prekindle, rekindle, rekindler, upkindle, kindless, kindly, kindler
  17. modify (6 letter word)
  18. motion (6 letter word)
    • inflections: motioned, motioning, motions
    • related terms: amotion, demotion, Demotee, demotic, demotics, demotist, commotion, commotive, countermotion, counter-motion, emotion, emoter, emotive, intermotion, micromotion, Micromotor, mismotion, premotion, Premotor, remotion, remoter, remotive, undermotion, motional, motionless, motionable, motioner
  19. move (4 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for affright)
    • inflections: moved, moving, moves
    • related terms: amove, amovable, demove, commove, Comove, countermove, counter-move, emove, mismove, outmove, Postmove, premove, premover, remove, removal, removable, remover, upmove, Moval, moveless, movement, moveable, mover
  20. provoke (7 letter word)
    • inflections: provoked, provoking, provokes
    • related terms: unprovoke, unprovokable, misprovoke, overprovoke, preprovoke, reprovoke, provokee, provokable, provoker
  21. raise (5 letter word)
    • inflections: raised, raising, raises
    • related terms: araise, coraise, misraise, outraise, reraise, upraise, upraisal, upraiser, raisine, raisable, raiser
  22. shake (5 letter word)
    • inflections: shook, shaken, shaking, shakes
    • related terms: ashake, a-shake, outshake, overshake, reshake, reshaken, shaken, shakeable, shaker
  23. stir (4 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for affright)
    • inflections: stirred, stirring, stirs
    • related terms: astir, overstir, restir, upstir, stirless, stirling
  24. strike (6 letter word)
    • inflections: struck, stricken, striking, strikes
    • related terms: unstrike, counterstrike, outstrike, overstrike, Poststrike, restrike, understrike, upstrike, Strikee, striken, strikeless, Strikelike, striker
  25. summon (6 letter word)
    • inflections: summoned, summoning, summons
    • related terms: foresummon, resummon, resummonable, summonable, summoner
  26. touch (5 letter word)
    • inflections: touched, touching, touches
    • related terms: untouch, untouchable, countertouch, intertouch, mistouch, retouch, retouchment, retouchable, retoucher, touchless, touchy, touchable, toucher, touchous
  27. trouble (7 letter word)
    • inflections: troubled, troubling, troubles
    • related terms: untrouble, untroublable, distrouble, overtrouble, troubly, troubler, troublous
  28. upset (5 letter word)
    • inflections: upset, upsetting, upsets
    • related terms: unupset, upsetment, Upsetness
  29. vibrate (7 letter word)
    • inflections: vibrated, vibrating, vibrates
    • related terms: covibrate, covibration, evibrate, revibrate, revibrant, revibration, vibrator, vibration, vibrative
  30. weaken (6 letter word)
    • inflections: weakened, weakening, weakens
    • related terms: unweaken, reweaken, weakener
  31. work (4 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for affright)
    • inflections: wrought, worked, working, works
    • related terms: awork, unwork, unworkable, unworker, inwork, a-work, co-work, co-worker, counterwork, counterworker, interwork, outwork, outworker, overwork, Postwork, Prework, rework, Telework, underwork, underworker, underworkman, upwork, workaholic, workful, workless, Worklike, workship, worksome, worky, workable, worker, workman, workmanship, workwoman, Workly, workwise

More generic words for the verb affright, that have the same number of characters:

  1. displace (8 letter word)
  2. enkindle (8 letter word)
    • inflections: enkindled, enkindling, enkindles
    • related terms: re-enkindle, enkindler
  3. organise (8 letter word)
    • inflections: organised, organising, organises
    • related terms: disorganise, disorganic, disorganize, disorganisation, disorganization, reorganise, reorganize, reorganisation, reorganization, organal, organette, organic, organics, organify, organism, organist, organless, Organlike, organoid, organy, organer, organize, organisation, organization, organity
  4. organize (8 letter word)
    • inflections: organized, organizing, organizes
    • related terms: deorganize, deorganization, Inorganize, co-organize, disorganize, disorganic, disorganise, disorganisation, disorganization, misorganize, misorganization, Outorganize, overorganize, overorganization, preorganize, preorganic, preorganization, reorganize, reorganise, reorganisation, reorganization, organal, organette, organic, organics, organify, organism, organist, organless, Organlike, organoid, organy, organer, organise, organisation, organization, organity

More generic words for the verb affright, that have more characters:

  1. challenge (9 letter word)
    • inflections: challenged, challenging, challenges
    • related terms: counterchallenge, mischallenge, prechallenge, rechallenge, challengee, challengable, challenger
  2. effectuate (10 letter word)
    • inflections: effectuated, effectuating, effectuates
    • related terms: effectual, effectuous, effectuation
  3. gesticulate (11 letter word, the longest hypernym for affright)
    • inflections: gesticulated, gesticulating, gesticulates
    • related terms: overgesticulate, overgesticulation, overgesticulative, gesticulant, gesticulation, gesticulative
  4. sensitise (9 letter word)
    • inflections: sensitised, sensitising, sensitises
    • related terms: desensitise, unsensitise, unsensitize, unsensitive, photosensitise, sensitize, sensitisation, sensitization, sensitive
  5. sensitize (9 letter word)
    • inflections: sensitized, sensitizing, sensitizes
    • related terms: desensitize, desensitise, desensitisation, desensitization, unsensitize, unsensitise, unsensitive, oversensitize, oversensitive, photosensitize, photosensitise, photosensitization, photosensitive, resensitize, resensitization, sensitise, sensitisation, sensitization, sensitive
  6. stimulate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: stimulated, stimulating, stimulates
    • related terms: Destimulate, instimulate, exstimulate, counterstimulate, counterstimulation, interstimulate, interstimulation, overstimulate, overstimulation, overstimulative, prestimulate, prestimulation, restimulate, restimulation, Understimulate, stimulable, stimulance, stimulant, stimulation, stimulative

More generic phrases for the verb affright, that have fewer characters:

  1. bear on (7 character phrase)
  2. call up (7 character phrase)
  3. set up (6 characters phrase, the shortest phrasal hypernym for affright)

More generic phrases for the verb affright, that have the same number of characters:

  1. get away (8 character phrase)
  2. shake up (8 character phrase)
  3. touch on (8 character phrase)

More generic phrases for the verb affright, that have more characters:

  1. bear upon (9 character phrase)
  2. break loose (11 character phrase)
  3. move back and forth (19 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hypernym for affright)
  4. move involuntarily (18 character phrase)
  5. move reflexively (16 character phrase)

Hyponyms of the verb affright

More specific words for the verb affright, that have fewer characters:

  1. alarm (5 letter word)
    • inflections: alarmed, alarming, alarms
    • related terms: unalarm, autoalarm, auto-alarm, prealarm, realarm, alarmism, alarmist, alarmable, Alarmer
  2. appal (5 letter word)
    • inflections: appalled, appalling, appals
    • related terms: appalling, appalment
  3. appall (6 letter word)
    • inflections: appalled, appalling, appalls
    • related terms: appalling, appalment
  4. awe (3 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for affright)
    • inflections: awed, awing, aweing, awes
    • related terms: outawe, overawe, overawful, awee, AWEN, aweless, awesome
  5. bluff (5 letter word)
    • inflections: bluffed, bluffing, bluffs
    • related terms: Counterbluff, outbluff, rebluff, Blufflike, bluffness, bluffy, bluffable, bluffer, bluffly
  6. bully (5 letter word)
    • inflections: bullied, bullying, bullies
    • related terms: cyberbully, outbully, bullier, bullition
  7. chill (5 letter word)
    • inflections: chilled, chilling, chills
    • related terms: achill, Achily, achilous, overchill, prechill, prechilling, Rechill, chillish, chillness, chillsome, chilly, Chillable, chiller
  8. cow (3 letter word, one of the shortest hyponyms for affright)
    • inflections: cowed, cowing, cows
    • related terms: uncow, overcow, cowage, cowal, coward, cowish, Cowless, cowlike, cowling, cowy, cower, cowman
  9. dash (4 letter word)
    • inflections: dashed, dashing, dashes
    • related terms: counterdash, interdash, overdash, dashee, dashy, dasher
  10. daunt (5 letter word)
    • inflections: daunted, daunting, daunts
    • related terms: adaunt, dauncy, dauntless, daunter
  11. dismay (6 letter word)
    • inflections: dismayed, dismaying, dismays
    • related term: undismay
  12. hector (6 letter word)
    • inflections: hectored, hectoring, hectors
    • related terms: outhector, hectorism, Hectorite, hectorship, hectorer, hectorly
  13. horrify (7 letter word)
    • inflections: horrified, horrifying, horrifies
    • related term: Horrifier
  14. overawe (7 letter word)
    • inflections: overawed, overawing, overawes
    • related term: overawful
  15. pall (4 letter word)
    • inflections: palled, palling, palls
    • related terms: impall, impaler, Impalation, pallette, pallial, Palline, pall-like, pally, palliate, pallor, pallwise
  16. panic (5 letter word)
    • inflections: panicked, panicking, panics
    • related terms: prepanic, panical, panicful, paniclike
  17. shock (5 letter word)
  18. spook (5 letter word)
    • inflections: spooked, spooking, spooks
    • related terms: spookdom, spookery, spookish, spookism, spookist, spooky
  19. terrify (7 letter word)
    • inflections: terrified, terrifying, terrifies
    • related term: terrifier
  20. wake (4 letter word)
    • inflections: woke, woken, waking, wakes, waked
    • related terms: awake, awaken, awakable, outwake, overwake, rewake, rewaken, waken, wakeful, wakeless, waker, wakeman

More specific words for the verb affright, that have the same number of characters:

  1. ballyrag (8 letter word)
    • inflections: ballyragged, ballyragging, ballyrags
  2. browbeat (8 letter word)
    • inflections: browbeat, browbeaten, browbeating, browbeats
    • related terms: browbeaten, browbeater
  3. bullyrag (8 letter word)
    • inflections: bullyragged, bullyragging, bullyrags

More specific words for the verb affright, that have more characters:

  1. consternate (11 letter word, the longest hyponym for affright)
    • inflections: consternated, consternating, consternates
    • related term: consternation
  2. intimidate (10 letter word)
    • inflections: intimidated, intimidating, intimidates
    • related terms: intimidation, intimidity
  3. terrorise (9 letter word)
    • inflections: terrorised, terrorising, terrorises
    • related terms: terrorful, terrorism, terrorist, terrorless, terrorsome, terrorize, terrorisation, terrorization
  4. terrorize (9 letter word)
    • inflections: terrorized, terrorizing, terrorizes
    • related terms: terrorful, terrorism, terrorist, terrorless, terrorsome, terrorise, terrorisation, terrorization

More specific phrases for the verb affright:

  1. boss around (11 character phrase)
  2. frighten away (13 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hyponym for affright)
  3. frighten off (12 character phrase)
  4. hold over (9 character phrase)
  5. push around (11 character phrase)
  6. scare away (10 character phrase)
  7. scare off (9 character phrase)

Other more specific term for the verb affright:

  1. strong-arm (10 character term)
    • related term: strong-armer

Related words for the term affright:

  1. affrightful (11 letter word)
    • related terms: affrightment, affrighter
  2. affrightment (12 letter word)
    • related terms: affrightful, affrighter
  3. affrighter (10 letter word)
    • related terms: affrightful, affrightment

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