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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
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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