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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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