1. A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.
2. Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion. [Colloq.]
Syn: -- Alarm; terror; consternation. See Alarm.
Fright v. t. [imp. Frighted; p. pr. & vb. n.. Frighting.] 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.
n : an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain
or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or
fight) [syn: fear, fearfulness] [ant: fearlessness]
v : cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building
frightens me" [syn: frighten, scare, affright]