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frighten

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of frighten

  1. to strike with fear around the campfire the campers tried to frighten one another with ghostly legends and grisly tales Synonyms of frighten affright, alarm (also alarum), fright, horrify, panic, scare, scarify, shock, spook, startle, terrify, terrorize Words Related to frighten 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, worry Phrases give one the creeps, make one's flesh creep (or crawl) Near Antonyms of frighten assure, cheer, comfort, console, solace, soothe; embolden, encourage, hearten, inspire, steel Antonyms of frighten reassure



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