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affright

verb af·fright \ ə-ˈfrīt \

Definition of affright

affrighted; affrighting; affrights
archaic

Examples of affright in a Sentence

  1. a ghastly sight that would affright any person

Origin and Etymology of affright

Middle English afrighten, probably derivative of afright, afyrht (12th century) "frightened," going back to Old English āfyrht, past participle of āfyrhtan "to frighten," from ā-, perfective prefix + fyrhtan "to frighten" — more at abide, 2fright


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affright

noun

Definition of affright

archaic
: sudden and great fear : terror

Origin and Etymology of affright

derivative of 1affright


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