Affright Definition

ə-frīt
affrights
verb
affrights
To arouse fear in; terrify.
American Heritage
To frighten; terrify.
Webster's New World

To terrify, to frighten, to inspire fright.

Wiktionary
noun
Great fear; terror.
American Heritage
Great fright or terror, or a cause of terror.
Webster's New World
A cause of terror.
American Heritage
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Affright

Noun

Singular:
affright
Plural:
affrights

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

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