Affrighting
Affright Af*fright", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affrighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affrighting}.] [Orig. p. p.; OE. afright, AS. [=a]fyrhtan to terrify; [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + fyrhto fright. See {Fright}.] To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to alarm. [1913 Webster]

Dreams affright our souls. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A drear and dying sound Affrights the flamens at their service quaint. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To terrify; frighten; alarm; dismay; appall; scare; startle; daunt; intimidate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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