- 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 unaffrighted
For an instant the dark-browed face scowled down into his unaffrighted eyes: it seemed as if Tim might kick him into the fire.His "Day In Court"
Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
Or it needs the situation seen in Wales: her arms up and her unaffrighted eyes over the unappeasable growl.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
Lucian's unaffrighted eyes blazed down, though his reply was as if to himself.Gideon's Band
George W. Cable
Fierce, wild, but unaffrighted, his eye caught the glitter of the chain as the stranger held it out.The Kindred of the Wild
Charles G. D. Roberts
He tamed her, and she became his constant companion, unaffrighted even in the tumult of battle.A Short History of Spain
Mary Platt Parmele
- (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 unaffrighted
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