Af·fright v. t. [imp. & p. p. Affrighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Affrighting.] To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to alarm.
Dreams affright our souls. --Shak.
A drear and dying sound
Affrights the flamens at their service quaint. --Milton.
Syn: -- To terrify; frighten; alarm; dismay; appall; scare; startle; daunt; intimidate.
Af·fright, p. a. Affrighted. [Obs.]
1. Sudden and great fear; terror. It expresses a stronger impression than fear, or apprehension, perhaps less than terror.
He looks behind him with affright, and forward with despair. --Goldsmith.
2. The act of frightening; also, a cause of terror; an object of dread.
v : cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building
frightens me" [syn: frighten, fright, scare]