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affright

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verb af·fright \ə-ˈfrīt\

Definition of affright

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  frighten, alarm

Examples of affright in a sentence

  1. <a ghastly sight that would affright any person>

Origin and Etymology of affright

Middle English afyrht, afright frightened, from Old English āfyrht, past participle of āfyrhtan to frighten, from ā-, perfective prefix + fyrhtan to fear; akin to Old English fyrhto fright — more at abide, fright


First Known Use: before 12th century


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affright

noun af·fright

Definition of affright

archaic

  1. :  sudden and great fear :  terror

1596

First Known Use of affright

1596



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