- to frighten.
- sudden fear or terror; fright.
- a source of terror.
- the act of terrifying.
Origin of affright
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Examples from the Web for affrighted
He paused, while Margaret and Peter stared at each other affrighted.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
Her soul was affrighted by the curse that had been hurled upon it.
At that instant Drayton's eyes were riveted on the skylight with an affrighted stare.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
A thunderbolt had fallen at Mychowski's feet and he was affrighted.Melomaniacs
And the visitors gazed at each other in startled, affrighted silence.A Great Man
- (tr) to frighten
- a sudden terror
Old English āfyrhtan, from a-, a prefix indicating the beginning or end of an action + fyrhtan to fright
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Word Origin and History for affrighted
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