Affrightment
Affrightment Af*fright"ment, n. Affright; the state of being frightened; sudden fear or alarm. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Passionate words or blows . . . fill the child's mind with terror and affrightment. --Locke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • affrightment — See affright. * * * …   Universalium

  • affrightment — noun fright; fear; alarm; the fact or state of being frightened …   Wiktionary

  • affrightment — af·fright·ment …   English syllables

  • affrightment — tmənt noun ( s) Etymology: affright (II) + ment archaic : the act of affrighting : the state of being affrighted …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fear — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Fear >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 fear fear timidity diffidence want of confidence Sgm: N 1 apprehensiveness apprehensiveness fearfulness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 solicitude solicitude anxiety care …   English dictionary for students

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”