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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 mean, in his bad-bwoy, NWA hey-day the merest hint of Ice Cube looking a bit peeved would have been enough to put the fear of God into most people.
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The last thing we need is to put the fear of God into people who want to hold a meeting in the evening," Stuart added.
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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But please don't get me wrong, Messrs Bramble and O'Brien are not going to put the fear of God into Premiership strikers.
The denialist position within the government has put the fear of God into the medical establishment, who will do nothing to counter it.
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.
them pa He will show his England stars the Montenegrin team-sheet tonight and somehow manage to put the fear of God into them.
Yet Hodgson doesn't seek to be chummy with players like Steve McClaren, nor does he put the fear of God into them like Fabio Capello.