AskDefine | Define fright

Dictionary Definition

fright n : an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight) [syn: fear, fearfulness] [ant: fearlessness] v : cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me" [syn: frighten, scare, affright]

User Contributed Dictionary






  1. A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.
  2. Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion.


A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger
Anything strange, ugly or shocking


  1. to frighten

Extensive Definition

Fright is a state of extreme fear of something that is strange, ugly or shocking. It may also refer to:

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