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