Definition of fright
- gave me quite a fright
Her eyes were wide with fright.
people in our neighborhood think that that orange and green office building is a hideous fright
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
a ghastly sight that would fright even the most stouthearted soul
before 12th century
give one the creeps, make one's flesh creep (or crawl);
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