A ghost that causes you to feel extremely scared is an example of a fright.
A person who is messy, wearing unkempt and mismatched clothes with unbrushed hair is an example of someone who looks a fright.
A feeling of terror you get when you see a ghost is an example of fright.
Brush your hair; you look a fright.
Origin of fright
- Middle English from Old English fyrhto, fryhto V., from Middle English frighten to frighten, be afraid from Old English fyrhtan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Cognate with Scots fricht (“fright”), Old Frisian fruchte (“fright”), Low German frucht (“fright”), Middle Dutch vrucht, German Furcht (“fear, fright”), Danish frygt (“fear”), Swedish fruktan (“fear, fright, dread”), Gothic (faurhtei, “fear, horror, fright”). Albanian frikë (“fear, fright, dread, danger”) and Romanian frică (“fear, fright, dread”) are also cognates, although probably influenced by an early Germanic variant.