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Synonyms for fear

Synonyms for (noun) fear

Synonyms: fright, fear, fearfulness Definition: an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

Similar words: emotion Definition: any strong feeling

Synonyms: fear, veneration, reverence, awe Definition: a feeling of profound respect for someone or something Usage: the fear of God; the Chinese reverence for the dead; the French treat food with gentle reverence; his respect for the law bordered on veneration

Similar words: emotion Definition: any strong feeling

Synonyms: concern, care, fear Definition: an anxious feeling Usage: care had aged him; they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

Similar words: anxiety Definition: a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

Synonyms for (verb) fear

Synonyms: revere, reverence, fear, venerate Definition: regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of Usage: Fear God as your father; We venerate genius

Similar words: value, esteem, prise, prize, respect Definition: regard highly; think much of Usage: I respect his judgement; We prize his creativity

Synonyms: fear Definition: be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement Usage: I fear I won't make it to your wedding party

Similar words: regret Definition: express with regret Usage: I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard

Synonyms: fear Definition: be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event Usage: I fear she might get aggressive

Similar words: worry Definition: be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy Usage: I worry about my job