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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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I don't think we're going to put the fear of God into anyone, but we'll be in good shape and we'll work as hard as we can.
It will also put the fear of God into rogue repairmen.
He will show his England stars the Montenegrin team-sheet tonight and somehow manage to put the fear of God into them.
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.
I knew all his friends because he'd grown up with them and they were all exceptionally nice kids but I tried to explain to Dai that it didn't matter how nice they all were individually, they were still able to put the fear of God into the elderly by just being in a gang.
One said: "They are trying to put the fear of God into us but I take my hat off to the soldiers who spoke to the Record.
Put the fear of God into the bad guys at airports by all means with your checks and surveillance - just do it quicker.
It is perfectly clear you put the fear of God into them and they were really frightened," he said at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Whatever view you take about Robert Kilroy-Silk - and he doesn't seem to be able to make friends easily - he has certainly sexed up Europe, and put the fear of God into the three big political parties.
They can't be allowed to put the fear of God into people and they are not going to put the fear of God into me.
Q: I grew up in a really deprived area and the sight of the OSD vans put the fear of God into criminals who terrorised the streets.
Her daily rounds put the fear of God into every young nurse - and patient - as many of the older generation will testify.