Fright (?), n. [OE. frigt, freyht, AS. fyrhto, fyrhtu; akin to OS. forhta, OHG. forhta, forahta, G. furcht, Dan. frygt, Sw. fruktan, Goth. fa�xa3;rhtei fear, fa�xa3;rhts timid.]


A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.


Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion.


Syn. -- Alarm; terror; consternation. See Alarm.


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Fright (?), v. t. [imp. Frighted; p. pr. & vb. n.. Frighting.] [OE. frigten to fear, frighten, AS. fyrhtan to frighten, forhtian to fear; akin to OS. forhtian, OHG. furihten, forahtan, G. furchten, Sw. frukta, Dan. frygte, Goth. faurhtjan. See Fright, n., and cf. Frighten.]

To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to terrify; to scare.

Nor exile or danger can fright a brave spirit. Dryden.

Syn. -- To affright; dismay; daunt; intimidate.


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