affright

Definitions of affright
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v cause fear in

“Ghosts could never affright her”
Synonyms:
fright, frighten, scare
Types:
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bluff
frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
awe
inspire awe in
terrify, terrorise, terrorize
fill with terror; frighten greatly
intimidate
make timid or fearful
alarm, appal, appall, dismay, horrify
fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
consternate
fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion
spook
frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action
cow, overawe
subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
hold over
intimidate somebody (with a threat)
ballyrag, boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, hector, push around, strong-arm
be bossy towards
panic
cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic
shock
strike with horror or terror
Type of:
excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

n an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

Synonyms:
panic, terror
Types:
swivet
a panic or extreme discomposure
Type of:
fear, fearfulness, fright
an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

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