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  Definition of fear
  1. an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  2. a profound emotion inspired by a deity; "the fear of God"
  3. an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
  4. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
  5. be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
  6. be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the final exams"
  7. be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; "I fear I won''t make it to your wedding party"
  8. be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get aggressive"
Similar Words: fearfulness, fright, reverence, awe, veneration, concern, care, revere, venerate, dread

 

Hyponyms: alarm, dismay, consternation, creeps, frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle, horror, hysteria, panic, terror, scare, panic attack, stage fright, apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread, timidity, timidness, timorousness, intimidation, enshrine, saint, worship

 

Attributes: afraid(p), unafraid(p), fearless

 

Derivational Morphology: frighten, fright, scare, affright, dread, reverence, revere, venerate, worry, care, concern, interest, occupy, awe, veneration, venerator, apprehension, apprehensiveness, fearfulness

 

Anagrams: fare

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: ka   Bosnian: bojati and strah  
Catalan: por and témer and temor   Chinese: 害怕  
Croatian: bojati and strah   Danish: angst and frygt and frygte  
Dutch: angst and vrezen   Esperanto: timi  
Estonian: hirm and kartma   Finnish: pelätä and pelko  
French: craindre and peur   German: Angst and fürchten and Gottesfurcht  
Greek: φοβία   Hebrew: אימה  
Hungarian: fél and félelem   Ido: timar  
Interlingua: timer   Irish: eagla  
Italian: paura and temere   Japanese: 畏れ and 恐れ and 恐れる and 恐怖症  
Malay: ketakutan and takut   Polish: bać się and lęk and strach  
Portuguese: fobia and medo and temer   Romanian: teme  
Russian: бояться and страх   Slovene: bati and strah and strahospoštovanje  
Spanish: temer   Swedish: frukta and fruktan and skräck  
Turkish: korkmak  
 
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