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Affri'ghtment. n.s. [from affright.]

  1. 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.

  2. The state of fearfulness.

    Whether those that, under any anguish of mind, return to affrightments or doubtings, have not been hypocrites. Hammond.

Sources: Hammond, Henry (47) · Locke, John (269) · Wotton, Henry (48)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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