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What is another word for fright?

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Noun
A sudden alarming shock or scare
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“I figured he must be up there checking the site over. It gave him a right fright when he saw me, I can tell you.”
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A sudden intense feeling of fear, dread or anxiety
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“Before she could finish the sentence, Fran let out a sudden cry of fright as she was swept up off her feet.”
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A displeasing or disheveled sight or appearance
“I doubt if you could look a fright even if you tried. I'm certain you don't look one now.”
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A psychological, irrational or obsessive fear of (something)
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(narratology) A technique of having something occur suddenly to frighten the audience
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Any imagined fear or threat, or a fear presumed larger than it really is
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Homely person
Verb
To frighten or cause fear in
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“But this would occasion such intricate and perplexed circumlocutions, and such a tedious length of demonstrations, as would fright any sober person from attempting to read them.”
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