Synonyms for affray

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-frey
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfreɪ

Top 10 synonyms for affray Other synonyms for the word affray

Définition of affray

Origin :
  • c.1300, "state of alarm produced by a sudden disturbance," from Old French effrei, esfrei "disturbance, fright," from esfreer (v.) "to worry, concern, trouble, disturb," from Vulgar Latin *exfridare, literally "to take out of peace," from Latin ex- "out of" (see ex-) + Frankish *frithu "peace," from Proto-Germanic *frithuz "peace, consideration, forbearance" (cf. Old Saxon frithu, Old English friðu, Old High German fridu "peace, truce"), from PIE root *pri- "to be friendly, love" (see free (adj.)). Meaning "breach of the peace, riotous fight in public" is from late 15c. Related verb afrey (early 14c.) survives almost exclusively in its past participle, afraid (q.v.).
  • noun fight
Example sentences :
  • She dragged the girl away out of sight, and left her while she returned to the affray.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • The affray had burst over the slumbering town like a thunderclap.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • Many Indians were killed or wounded in this affray, but it is not known how many.
  • Extract from : « King Philip » by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • That we had some hurt of such an affray goes without saying.
  • Extract from : « The House Under the Sea » by Sir Max Pemberton
  • Hanson had learned all about the affray, as everyone else in town seemed to have done.
  • Extract from : « The Spoilers of the Valley » by Robert Watson
  • And then there was their own resentment as to that affray at Scumberg's.
  • Extract from : « Is He Popenjoy? » by Anthony Trollope
  • Who struck the first blow in the affray on the pier with Thornton?
  • Extract from : « Breaking Away » by Oliver Optic
  • This was by no means a terrifying conclusion to men inured to affray.
  • Extract from : « Laramie Holds the Range » by Frank H. Spearman
  • But in many a tent there were drinking and gambling, and more than one affray.
  • Extract from : « A Little Girl in Old Quebec » by Amanda Millie Douglas
  • A white man and a colored woman were indicted for an affray.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919 » by Various

Antonyms for affray

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