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fright

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1 something unpleasant to look at

  • people in our neighborhood think that that orange and green office building is a hideous fright
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2 the emotion experienced in the presence or threat of danger

  • the earthquake so filled me with fright that I still have trouble sleeping
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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

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to strike with fear

  • a ghastly sight that would fright even the most stouthearted soul
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give one the creeps, make one's flesh creep (or crawl)

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