Affright meaning

ə-frīt
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To arouse fear in; terrify.
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Great fear; terror.
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A cause of terror.
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(archaic) To frighten; terrify.
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(archaic) Great fright or terror, or a cause of terror.
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To terrify, to frighten, to inspire fright.
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Origin of affright

  • Middle English afrighten from Old English āfyrhtan ā- intensive pref. fyrhtan to frighten (from fyrhto fright)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Middle English afrighten, from Old English āfyrhtan, from ā- + fyrhtan (to frighten), from fyrhto (fright).

    From Wiktionary