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Synonyms for fright
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fear, fearfulness, fright(verb)

    an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

    Synonyms:
    fear, awe, fearfulness, care, concern, veneration, reverence

  2. frighten, fright, scare, affright(verb)

    cause fear in

    "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"

    Synonyms:
    pall, scare, scare off, daunt, affright, frighten away, scare away, frighten, frighten off, dash

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fright

    Alarm, according to its derivation all'arme, "to arms," is an arousing to meet and repel danger, and may be quite consistent with true courage. Affright and fright express sudden fear which, for the time at least, overwhelms courage. The sentinel discovers with alarm the sudden approach of the enemy; the unarmed villagers view it with affright. Apprehension, disquietude, dread, misgiving, and solicitude are in anticipation of danger; consternation, dismay, and terror are overwhelming fear, generally in the actual presence of that which is terrible, though these words also may have an anticipative force. Timidity is a quality, habit, or condition, a readiness to be affected with fear. A person of great timidity is constantly liable to needless alarm and even terror. Compare FEAR.

    Synonyms:
    affright, alarm, apprehension, consternation, dismay, disquietude, dread, fear, misgiving, panic, solicitude, terror, timidity

    Antonyms:
    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

    Preposition:
    Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fright(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Poetical.] frighten

  2. fright(n.)

    Synonyms:
    alarm, affright, terror, dismay, consternation, panic, sudden fear

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fright(n)

    Synonyms:
    alarm, fear, consternation, terror, dismay, ogre, scarecrow, guy, dowdy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fright":

    afraid, scared, fear, scare

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How to use fright in a sentence?

  1. William Shakespeare:

    Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun.

  2. Cathrine Ertmann:

    But in all of this I also saw a peace and beauty, sometimes the scare is in the brief look at something. Like when you watch a horror movie, you only see a glimpse of the ghost, murderer or monster and your imagination works all the fright up for you. I think I felt I need to see everything to make it 'normal' and undramatic. And I think it works the same way with our relation to death in general.

  3. Prosecutor Jarrett Ferentino:

    We are not talking about fear. We are not talking about fright. We are talking about terror and torture with a capital T. Prosecutor Jarrett J. Ferentino (arguing for the imposition of dearly upon serial killer Hugo Selenski)

  4. Judge Kevin Ryan:

    A large portion of the local population were terrorized. Many were forced to flee their homes. Some did not not have places to go, and had to rent hotel rooms or leave the area. Many residents did not sleep for many nights, afraid that these two extremely violent individuals might be outside their homes, law enforcement officers came here not just from across New York state, but from all over the country. They traversed very inhospitable territory, never knowing if the next step they took in deeply wooded areas might be their last. And think of their families at home, sick with concern and fright for their loved ones. At any time, you could have stopped the escape from happening.

  5. Marilyn Ferguson:

    The most disturbing and wasteful emotions in modern life, next to fright, are those which are associated with the idea of blame, directed against the self or against others.

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