Affri'ghtment. n.s. [from affright.]
- The impression of fear; terrour.
Hearing she was at rest, he attended till she should awake of herself; which she did with the affightment of a dream. Wotton.
Passionate words or blows from the tutor, fill the child's mind with terrour and affrightment; which immediately takes it wholly up, and leaves no room for other impression. Locke.
- The state of fearfulness.
Whether those that, under any anguish of mind, return to affrightments or doubtings, have not been hypocrites. Hammond.