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affright

verb af·fright \ ə-ˈfrīt \

Definition of affright

transitive verb
archaic

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


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affright

noun

Definition of affright

archaic
:sudden and great fear :terror

First Known Use of affright

1596



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