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Another word for affright

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Verb
  1. To fill with fear

      1. (Archaic) To frighten; terrify
      1. To fill or overpower with terror; terrify.
      2. To coerce, make submit, etc. by filling with terror, as by the use or threat of violence
      3. To coerce or intimidate by causing fear.
      1. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid:
      2. To drive or force by arousing fear:
      3. To fill with terror; frighten greatly; alarm
      1. To become alarmed, frightened, or surprised.
      2. To surprise, frighten, or alarm suddenly or unexpectedly; esp., to cause to start, or move involuntarily, as from sudden fright
      3. To alarm, frighten, or surprise suddenly.
      1. To frighten
      2. To scare.
      3. To create a design on (the skin) by means of shallow cuts that are sometimes rubbed with a colorant or irritant to enhance the resulting scar tissue.
      1. To become frightened, esp. suddenly
      2. To fill with fear or terror; esp., to frighten suddenly or startle; terrify
      3. To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
      1. To give way to or show panic
      2. (Slang) To convulse (a listener, audience, etc.) with laughter, delight, etc.
      3. To affect with panic
      1. To force (away, out, or off) or bring (into a specified condition) by making afraid
      2. To become afraid:
      3. To fill with fear; alarm.
      1. To give warning to:
      2. To equip with or protect by an alarm:
      3. To fill with alarm or anxious concern.
Noun
  1. Great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger

      1. Fearfulness or timidity preventing the completion of a course of action.
      1. A state of alarm or dread; apprehension.
      2. (Archaic) Tremulous or trembling movement; quaking; tremor
      3. Fearful uncertainty, anxiety, etc.; apprehension
      1. (Informal) An annoying person or thing, especially an ill-mannered or disruptive child.
      2. One that instills intense fear:
      3. Intense, overpowering fear.
      1. A widespread fear of the collapse of the financial system, resulting in unreasoned attempts to turn property into cash, withdraw money, etc.
      2. A sudden, overpowering feeling of fear, often affecting many people at once.
      3. A sudden widespread alarm concerning finances, often resulting in a rush to sell property to raise cash.
      1. A genre of fiction or other artistic work evoking suspense and horror, especially through the depiction of gruesome or supernatural elements.
      2. The strong feeling caused by something frightful or shocking; shuddering fear and disgust; terror and repugnance
      3. An intense, painful feeling of repugnance and fear.
      1. A strong, usually unpleasant smell; reek.
      2. A form of rhythm and blues originating in the 1970s in which highly syncopated polyrhythms are combined with a prominent, jerky bass line, minimal harmonic structure, and declamatory vocalizing
      3. A type of popular music combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bassline.
      1. (Informal) Something extremely unsightly, alarming, or strange:
      2. Sudden intense fear, as of something immediately threatening.
      3. Sudden fear or terror; alarm
      1. A cause for fear; possibility; chance
      2. A state or condition marked by this feeling:
      3. A feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by the presence or nearness of danger, evil, pain, etc.; timidity; dread; terror; fright; apprehension
      1. A source of fear, awe, or reverence:
      2. Fear mixed with awe or reverence
      3. Profound fear; terror:
      1. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
      2. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
      3. An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
      1. A device that is used to warn of danger by means of a sound or signal:
      2. The sounding mechanism of an alarm clock:
      3. The bell, buzzer, etc. of an alarm clock