One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Amanda was paralysed with fright’
fear, fearfulness, terror, horror, alarm, panic, dread, trepidation, uneasiness, nervousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, consternation, dismay, perturbation, disquiet, discomposure
informal jitteriness, twitchiness
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 abdabs, the screaming abdabs, butterflies, butterflies in one's stomach
3‘she didn't want to look a fright on her wedding day’
ugly sight, horrible sight, grotesque sight, eyesore, monstrosity, horror, frightful spectacle
mess, sight, state, blot on the landscape
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