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Synonyms of fear

Noun


1. fear, fearfulness, fright, emotion

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

2. concern, care, fear, anxiety

usage: an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"

3. fear, reverence, awe, veneration, emotion

usage: a feeling of profound respect for someone or something; "the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration"

Verb


1. fear, worry

usage: be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get aggressive"

2. fear, dread

usage: be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"

3. fear, regret

usage: be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; "I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"

4. fear

usage: be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the final exams"

5. reverence, fear, revere, venerate, respect, esteem, value, prize, prise

usage: regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"

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