Definition of FEAR

noun : FEAR

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

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

  • 3. (

    ) 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 : FEAR

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

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

  • 3. (

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

  • 4. (

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


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