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fright

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fright

  1. 1 something unpleasant to look at people in our neighborhood think that that orange and green office building is a hideous fright Synonyms of fright eyesore, hideosity, horror, mess, monstrosity, sightWords Related to fright eye-catcher; blot, smear, smudge, spot, stainNear Antonyms of fright vision

  2. 2 the emotion experienced in the presence or threat of danger the earthquake so filled me with fright that I still have trouble sleeping Synonyms of fright alarm (also alarum), anxiety, dread, fearfulness, fear, horror, panic, scare, terror, trepidationWords Related to fright phobia; creeps, jitters, nervousness, willies; pang, qualm, twinge; agitation, apprehension, consternation, discomposure, disquiet, funk, perturbation; concern, dismay, worry; cowardice, faintheartedness, timidity, timorousnessNear Antonyms of fright aplomb, assurance, boldness, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence; bravery, courage, courageousness, daring, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, hardihood, intrepidity, intrepidness, stoutness, valor; audacity, guts, nerve

Synonym Discussion of fright

fear, dread, fright, alarm, panic, terror, trepidation mean painful agitation in the presence or anticipation of danger. fear is the most general term and implies anxiety and usually loss of courage.
    • fear of the unknown
dread usually adds the idea of intense reluctance to face or meet a person or situation and suggests aversion as well as anxiety.
    • faced the meeting with dread
fright implies the shock of sudden, startling fear.
    • fright at being awakened suddenly
alarm suggests a sudden and intense awareness of immediate danger.
    • view the situation with alarm
panic implies unreasoning and overmastering fear causing hysterical activity.
    • the news caused widespread panic
terror implies the most extreme degree of fear.
    • immobilized with terror
trepidation adds to dread the implications of timidity, trembling, and hesitation.
    • raised the subject with trepidation

fright

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fright

  1. to strike with fear a ghastly sight that would fright even the most stouthearted soul Synonyms of fright affright, alarm (also alarum), frighten, horrify, panic, scare, scarify, shock, spook, startle, terrify, terrorizeWords Related to fright appall (also appal), bowl over, dismay, floor, jolt, shake, shake up; amaze, astound, awe; chill, daunt, demoralize, dispirit, emasculate, psych (out), undo, unman, unnerve, unstring; discomfort, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distract, distress, disturb, perturb, unsettle, upset, worryNear Antonyms of fright assure, cheer, comfort, console, solace, soothe; embolden, encourage, hearten, inspire, steelAntonyms of fright reassure



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