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fright

fright

 
 
pronunciation:
fraIt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: sudden or intense fear caused by immediate or unexpected danger.
She was paralyzed with fright when she heard the footsteps.Fright overtook him, and he ran away as fast as he could.She no longer felt fright when she spoke in front of an audience.
synonyms:
fear, funk, scare, terror
similar words:
alarm, dread, horror, jitters, panic, shock, willies
definition 2: something or someone that causes such fear.
He was a fright as he stood there in the moonlight.
synonyms:
bogeyman, bugbear, fear, hobgoblin, horror, terror
similar words:
bÍte noire, bogy, bugaboo, dread
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