Synonyms for fear
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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
Fear is the generic term denoting an emotion excited by threatening evil with a desire to avoid or escape it; fear may be sudden or lingering, in view of present, of imminent, or of distant and only possible danger; in the latter sense dread is oftener used. Horror (etymologically a shivering or shuddering) denotes a shuddering fear accompanied with abhorrence or such a shock to the feelings and sensibilities as may exist without fear, as when one suddenly encounters some ghastly spectacle; we say of a desperate but fettered criminal, "I looked upon him with horror." Where horror includes fear, it is fear mingled with abhorrence. (See ABHOR.) Affright, fright, and terror are always sudden, and in actual presence of that which is terrible. Fear may overwhelm, or may nerve one to desperate defense; fright and terror render one incapable of defense; fear may be controlled by force of will; fright and terror overwhelm the will; terror paralyzes, fright may cause one to fly, to scream, or to swoon. Fright is largely a matter of the nerves; fear of the intellect and the imagination; terror of all the faculties, bodily and mental. Panic is a sudden fear or fright, affecting numbers at once; vast armies or crowded audiences are liable to panic upon slight occasion. In a like sense we speak of a financial panic. Dismay is a helpless sinking of heart in view of some overwhelming peril or sorrow. Dismay is more reflective, enduring, and despairing than fright; a horse is subject to fright or terror, but not to dismay. Awe is a reverential fear. Compare ALARM.
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Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 2 votes
fear, fearfulness, frightnoun
an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
concern, care, fearnoun
an anxious feeling
"care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
headache, business concern, fright, business organisation, aid, worry, tending, fearfulness, upkeep, business organization, veneration, precaution, forethought, caution, awe, reverence, care, charge, tutelage, guardianship, business, vexation, maintenance, attention, concern
fear, reverence, awe, venerationverb
a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
"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"
be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event
"I fear she might get aggressive"
be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
"I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement
"I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"
be uneasy or apprehensive about
"I fear the results of the final exams"
reverence, fear, revere, venerateverb
regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
"Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
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The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else.
The first feeling I had about universities and schools reopening was fear, fear of lives lost, fear of the academic and social impact, and fear of how to accurately make decisions in a time where everything seems uncertain and ever changing. I also felt a distinct trepidation towards institutions who need student tuition if they want to remain afloat.
If you have fear, the activation in fear centers in the brain might mean more likelihood of fully awaking during sleep paralysis, and experiencing the whole thing, and by experiencing it, you would have more fear — and then, you have all these cultural ideas of what it is added as well, and now you are even more scared of it.
I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life--specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says turn back, turn back, you'll die if you venture too far.
The fear factor is a very powerful weapon. It makes people do what they would not normally do. They would jump out from the 20th floor of a building to face certain death if the building is on fire because of the fear of getting burned alive. Both ways you die. But the fear of dying in a fire is stronger than the fear of dying from the fall. So they jump and die.Is that sensible? There is nothing sensible when it comes to fear. Fear overrides common sense.
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