FRIGHT

an emotional reaction to a dangerous situation or encounter. It is immediate, physical and concrete, sometimes overwhelming. A person may tremble, widen their eyes and draw away in fear.

FRIGHT: "Joe got a fright when he encountered the rattlesnake in his backyard."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FRIGHT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fright/ (accessed February 26, 2020).
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