Roget category 8606. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.2. Personal affections
›› 6.2.3. Prospective affections
want of confidence —
feeze [U.S.] —
nervousness, restlessness etc. adj. — inquietude, disquietude, worry, concern — batophobia† — heartquake† — flutter, trepidation, fear and trembling, perturbation, tremor, quivering, shaking, trembling, throbbing heart, palpitation, ague fit, cold sweat — abject fear etc. (cowardice) 862 — mortal funk, heartsinking†, despondency — despair etc. 859.
fright — affright, affrightment† — boof alarm [U.S.], dread, awe, terror, horror, dismay, consternation, panic, scare, stampede (of horses). intimidation, terrorism, reign of terror.
[Object of fear] bug bear, bugaboo — scarecrow — hobgoblin etc. (demon) 980 — nightmare, Gorgon, mormo†, ogre, Hurlothrumbo†, raw head and bloody bones, fee-faw-fum, bete noire [Fr.], enfant terrible [Fr.].
alarmist etc. (coward) 862.
stand in awe of —
sit upon thorns,
eye askance —
hesitate etc. (be irresolute) 605 — falter, funk, cower, crouch — skulk etc. (cowardice) 862 — let 'I dare not' wait upon 'I would'" [Macbeth] take fright, take alarm — start, wince, flinch, shy, shrink — fly etc. (avoid) 623.
tremble, shake — shiver, shiver in one's shoes — shudder, flutter — shake like an aspen leaf, tremble like an aspen leaf, tremble all over — quake, quaver, quiver, quail.
grow pale, turn pale — blench, stand aghast — not dare to say one's soul is one's own.
inspire fear, excite fear, inspire awe, excite awe — raise apprehensions† — be in a daze, bulldoze [U.S.] — faze, feeze [U.S.] — give an alarm, raise an alarm, sound an alarm — alarm, startle, scare, cry 'wolf', disquiet, dismay — fright, frighten, terrify — astound — fright from one's propriety — fright out of one's senses, fright out of one's wits, fright out of one's seven senses — awe — strike all of a heap, strike an awe into, strike terror — harrow up the soul, appall, unman, petrify, horrify — pile on the agony.
make one's flesh creep, make one's hair stand on end, make one's blood run cold, make one's teeth chatter — take away one's breath, stop one's breath — make one tremble &c. — haunt — prey on the mind, weigh on the mind.
put in fear, put in bodily fear — terrorize, intimidate, cow, daunt, overawe, abash, deter, discourage — browbeat, bully — threaten etc. 909.
in a fright
haunted with the fear of
afraid, fearful — timid, timorous — nervous, diffident, coy, faint-hearted, tremulous, shaky, afraid of one's shadow, apprehensive, restless, fidgety — more frightened than hurt.
aghast — awe-stricken, horror-stricken, terror-stricken, panic-stricken, awestruck, awe-stricken, horror-struck — frightened to death, white as a sheet — pale, pale as a ghost, pale as death, pale as ashes — breathless, in hysterics.
inspiring fear etc. v. — alarming — formidable, redoubtable — perilous etc. (danger) 665 — portentous — fearful — dread, dreadful — fell — dire, direful — shocking — terrible, terrific — tremendous — horrid, horrible, horrific — ghastly — awful, awe-inspiring — revolting etc. (painful) 830 — Gorgonian.
in terrorem [Lat.].
angels and ministers of grace defend us! "
ante tubam trepidat [Lat.] —
horresco referens [Lat.],
one's heart failing one,
obstupui steteruntque comae et vox faucibus obstupui steteruntque comae et vox faucibus haesit [Lat.]
a dagger of the mind"
expertus metuit [Lat.]
fain would I climb but that I fear to fall"
fear is the parent of cruelty"
Gorgons and hydras and chimeras dire"
omnia tuta timens [Lat.]
our fears do make us traitors"
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