Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun affright

1 sense of affright

Sense 1
panic, terror, affright -- (an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety)
       => fear, fearfulness, fright -- (an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb affright

1 sense of affright

Sense 1
frighten, fright, scare, affright -- (cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her")
       => stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")

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