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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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Many attackers run away when they see the woman is fighting," says Fearer.
Diversity is one of our most closely held values, thus it is an honor to be distinguished in this way," Fearer said.
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This is an important alliance between an online service and an original equipment manufacturer that will produce ground-breaking interactive functionality on the Web," says Chuck Fearer, vice president and general manager of Computing Content at Prodigy.
Like a star-crossed baseball team trying to close out a pennant, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds an advantage in the race for president that feels real yet not at all reassuring - for her partisans or for Trump fearers worldwide.
Sharks are always one of the most asked-about creatures by visitors and we're hoping that by providing a week-long event dedicated to these amazing fish we will be able to convert some more youngsters into shark lovers rather than shark fearers.
He points to the etymological associations of the root consonants of the term with fear and awe, as in the expression "God fearers.