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fright

Synonyms of fright in English:

noun

  • 1 Amanda was paralysed with fright
  • 2 the experience gave everyone a bit of a fright
    scare, shock, surprise, turn, jolt, start;
    the shivers, the shakes
    informal the jitters, the heebie-jeebies, the willies, the creeps, the collywobbles, a cold sweat
    British informal the (screaming) abdabs, butterflies (in one's stomach)
  • 3 informal she didn't want to look a fright on her wedding day
    ugly sight, horrible sight, grotesque sight, eyesore, monstrosity, horror, frightful spectacle
    informal mess, sight, state, blot on the landscape
    [Antonyms] beauty
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