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fear

noun

1 fear

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

synonyms: fearfulness, fright.

Roget 860: fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence; apprehensiveness, fearfulness etc. adj.; solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving; feeze [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 862: cowardice, pusillanimity; cowardliness etc. adj.; timidity, effeminacy.    poltroonery, baseness; dastardness, dastardy; abject fear, funk; ... show more

Dutch: angst, angstgevoel, bangheid, beklemming, benauwdheid, schrik, vrees
Polish: bojaźń, lęk, strach



2 fear

An anxious feeling:
— They hushed it up out of fear of public reaction.

synonyms: care, concern.

Roget 832: discontent, discontentment; dissatisfaction; dissent etc. 489.    disappointment, mortification; cold comfort; regret etc. 833; repining, taking on ... show more

Dutch: bezorgdheid, ongerustheid, verontrusting, zorg

3 fear

A feeling of profound respect for someone or something:
— The fear of God.

synonyms: awe, reverence, veneration.

Dutch: vrees
Polish: rewerencja

verb

1 fear

Be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event.

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Dutch: duchten, vrezen

2 fear

Be afraid or scared of; be frightened of:
— I fear the winters in Moscow.
— We should not fear the Communists!.

synonym: dread.

Dutch: schrik hebben, bang zijn, schrik hebben van, duchten, vrezen, aanhikken, opkijken, opzien

3 fear

Be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement.

4 fear

Be uneasy or apprehensive about.

5 fear

Regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of:
— Fear God as your father.

synonyms: revere, reverence, venerate.

Dutch: vereren


Moby thesaurus: abulia, agitation, alarm, all-overs, angst, anticipate, anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench, anxious concern, anxious seat, anxiousness, apprehend, apprehension, apprehensiveness, attack of nerves, awe, back down, balance ... show more.

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