Definition of affright:
consternation, fear, dread, scare away, dash, apprehension, little terror, terrorize, scare off, pall, solicitude, startle, disquietude, misgiving, daunt, frighten away, frighten, panic, fright, dismay, threat, alarm, scourge, timidity, scare the daylights out of, terrify, scarify, brat, terror, scare, frighten off, holy terror.
- "Out of the Triangle", Mary E. Bamford.
- "Stories from Pentamerone", Giambattista Basile.
Their huge shadows overcast the yellow thread of gleaming river that curves and twists its painful way, now hugging the shore, now hiding in affright, and again timidly stretching its arms toward the wrathful monsters that belch fire and smoke into the midst of the giant hive.- "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist", Alexander Berkman.