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Fright vs. Threat

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Frightnoun

A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.

Threatnoun

An expression of intent to injure or punish another.

Frightnoun

Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion.

Threatnoun

An indication of potential or imminent danger.

Frightverb

To frighten.

Threatnoun

A person or object that is regarded as a danger; a menace.

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Frightadjective

(rare) frightened; afraid; affright

Threatverb

(transitive) To press; urge; compel.

Frightnoun

A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.

Threatverb

To threaten.

Frightnoun

Anything strange, ugly or shocking, producing a feeling of alarm or aversion.

Threatverb

(intransitive) To use threats; act or speak menacingly; threaten.

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Frightverb

To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden fear; to terrify; to scare.

‘Nor exile or danger can fright a brave spirit.’;

Threatnoun

The expression of an intention to inflict evil or injury on another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come; menace; threatening; denunciation.

‘There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats.’;

Frightnoun

an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

Threatverb

To threaten.

‘Of all his threating reck not a mite.’; ‘Our dreaded admiral from far they threat.’;

Frightverb

cause fear in;

‘The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me’;

Threatnoun

something that is a source of danger;

‘earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan’;

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Threatnoun

a warning that something unpleasant is imminent;

‘they were under threat of arrest’;

Threatnoun

declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another;

‘his threat to kill me was quite explicit’;

Threatnoun

a person who inspires fear or dread;

‘he was the terror of the neighborhood’;

Threat

A threat is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. Intimidation is widely observed in animal behavior (particularly in a ritualized form) chiefly in order to avoid the unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or the death of both conflicting parties.

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