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[n] an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
[v] cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"

Antonyms

bravery, fearlessness

Misc. Definitions

\Fright\, n. [OE. frigt, freyht, AS. fyrhto, fyrhtu; akin to OS. forhta, OHG. forhta, forahta, G. furcht, Dan. frygt, Sw. fruktan, Goth. fa['u]rhtei fear, fa['u]rhts timid.]
1. A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.
2. Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion. [Colloq.] Syn: Alarm; terror; consternation. See {Alarm}.
\Fright\, v. t. [imp. {Frighted}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Frighting}.] [OE. frigten to fear, frighten, AS. fyrhtan to frighten, forhtian to fear; akin to OS. forhtian, OHG. furihten, forahtan, G. f["u]rchten, Sw. frukta, Dan. frygte, Goth. faurhtjan. See {Fright}, n., and cf. {Frighten}.] To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to terrify; to scare. Nor exile or danger can fright a brave spirit. --Dryden. Syn: To affright; dismay; daunt; intimidate.

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