Definitions for fear

Definitions for (noun) fear

Main entry: fright, fear, fearfulness

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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: concern, care, fear

Definition: an anxious feeling

Usage: care had aged him; they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

Definitions for (verb) fear

Main entry: 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

Main entry: fear, dread

Definition: be afraid or scared of; be frightened of

Usage: I fear the winters in Moscow; We should not fear the Communists!

Main entry: fear

Definition: be uneasy or apprehensive about

Usage: I fear the results of the final exams

Main entry: fear

Definition: be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement

Usage: I fear I won't make it to your wedding party

Main entry: fear

Definition: be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event

Usage: I fear she might get aggressive

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