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fear

noun affright, alarm, anxiety, apprehension, apprehension of danger, apprehension of harm, apprehension of injury, apprehension of punishment, apprehensiveness, awe, concern, consternation, cowardice, cowardliness, cravenness, diffidence, dismay, disquietude, dread, fearfulness, foreboding, fright, horror, metus, misgiving, panic, pavor, phobia, pusillanimity, qualm, scare, state of anxiety, terror, timidity, timor, timorousness, trepidation, uneasiness, want of confidence
Associated concepts: duress, mental anguish
Foreign phrases: Nihil consensui tam contrarium est quam vis atque metus.Nothing is so opposed to consent as force and fear. Vani timoris justa excusatio non est. A frivolous fear is not a lawful excuse. Vani timores sunt aestimandi, qui non cadunt in constantem virum. Those fears are to be regarded as groundless which do not affect an ordinary, steady man.

fear

verb anticipate danger, anticipate injury, apprehend danger, apprehend harm, apprehend punishment, be a coward, be afraid, be alarmed, be anxxous, be apprehensive, be concerned, be cowardly, be daunted, be fearful, be frightened, be horrified, be in awe, be intimidated, be nervous, be overawed, be petrified, be scared, be startled, be terrified, be timid, cower, dare not, dread, feel terror, fret, have qualms, live in terror, lose courage, metuere, stand aghast, stand in awe, take alarm, take fright, timere, vereri, worry
See also: cloud, consternation, fright, misgiving, mistrust, panic, phobia, scruple, stress, suspicion, trepidation
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A clip round the ear or the threat of the cane used to put the fear of God into pupils who dared step out of line.
Senior stewards' secretary with the Turf Club during the 1960s and 70s, he was military-like in his approach to the job and frequently put the fear of God into jockeys.
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He enlists the help of a crazy convict named Luther (Eddie Griffin), who teaches Dizzy how to be a player and put the fear of God into bullies with a simple freak-out stare.
The denialist position within the government has put the fear of God into the medical establishment, who will do nothing to counter it.
But it's good to know that some of these criminals, who can put the fear of God into most people, can at least sometimes show a better side.
More aggressive than Swing Low, at any rate, since its original intention was to put the fear of God into rival tribes.
them pa He will show his England stars the Montenegrin team-sheet tonight and somehow manage to put the fear of God into them.
JENNIFER LOPEZ coolly climbs out of her car in a skirt short enough to put the fear of God into lesser A-list ladies.
But some of the extreme anti-farmer sentiments expressed put the fear of God into me, and there was a feeling that just the hint of a north Pembrokeshire accent would have raised eyebrows.
They don't have to be spectacular strikes but as long as he is poaching in the area he will put the fear of god into our rivals.
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