fear


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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
References in classic literature ?
Tha said, 'Thou hast killed the buck, and thou hast let Death loose in the Jungle, and with Death has come Fear, so that the people of the Jungle are afraid one of the other, as thou art afraid of the Hairless One.
They will never fear me, for I knew them since the beginning.
His mother and fear impelled him to keep away from the white wall.
Fear urged him to go back, but growth drove him on.
And in the confidence of renewed day it almost seemed to me that my fear had been unreasonable.
However great their intellectual degradation, the Eloi had kept too much of the human form not to claim my sympathy, and to make me perforce a sharer in their degradation and their Fear.
Early or late, Fear is a guest that all must feast, even kings, O Earth-Shaker
Now after this night Chaka gave it out that the kraal of Gibamaxegu was bewitched, and bewitched was the land of the Zulus, because he might sleep no more in peace, but woke ever crying out with fear, and muttering the name of Baleka.
I do not think that any woman would fear you, my friend," said Olga de Coude softly.
Their fears were allayed and Tarzan now found himself often in the role of nursemaid to a tiny anthropoid-- an avocation which he found by no means irksome, since Gazan was a never-failing fount of surprises and entertainment.
None of them was overly enthusiastic about the plan, since deep in their superstitious hearts lay an exaggerated fear of the strange white giant; but the word of M'ganwazam was law among his people, so not one dared refuse the duty he was called upon to perform.
his face went white with fear, his eyes were as those of a hunted animal.