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Fear meaning

fear - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.
  2. 2. A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.
  3. 3. Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth.
  4. 4. That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.
  5. 5. To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude.
  6. 6. To have a reverential awe of; to solicitous to avoid the displeasure of.
  7. 7. To be anxious or solicitous for.
  8. 8. To suspect; to doubt.
  9. 9. To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear.
  10. 10. To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.
  11. 11. Alarm; apprehension of evil; reverential awe.
  12. 12. To regard or expect with fear; dread; be afraid.

fear - examples of usage

  1. I fear I must go home to- day.
  2. She had never been in fear of a man before. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. Fear nothing," said the Bishop. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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