affright

Definitions of affright
  1. verb
    cause fear in
    “Ghosts could never affright her”
    synonyms: fright, frighten, scare
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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
  2. noun
    an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    synonyms: panic, terror
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    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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