Associations to the word «Fear»


FEAR, noun. ​(uncountable) A strong, uncontrollable, unpleasant emotion caused by actual or perceived danger or threat.
FEAR, noun. (countable) A phobia, a sense of fear induced by something or someone.
FEAR, noun. (uncountable) Extreme veneration or awe, as toward a supreme being or deity.
FEAR, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To cause fear to; to frighten.
FEAR, verb. ​(transitive) To feel fear about (something); to be afraid of; to consider or expect with alarm.
FEAR, verb. (transitive) To venerate; to feel awe towards.
FEAR, verb. (transitive) Regret.
FEAR, verb. (obsolete) To be anxious or solicitous for.
FEAR, verb. (obsolete) To suspect; to doubt.
FEAR, adjective. (dialectal) Able; capable; stout; strong; sound.
FEAR AND LOATHING, noun. The type of anger and distrust generated when politicians or representatives of the American legal hierarchy (i.e. District Attorneys) clash, or disagree, with the people they are paid to represent, causing a threat to the people.
FEAR CAMPAIGN, noun. A scare campaign.
FEAR CAMPAIGNS, noun. Plural of fear campaign
FEAR MONGER, noun. Alternative spelling of fearmonger
FEAR MONGER, verb. Alternative spelling of fearmonger
FEAR MONGERS, noun. Plural of fear monger
FEAR OF MISSING OUT, noun. A form of social anxiety characterized by compulsive concern that one might be missing opportunities for social interaction, novel experiences, profitable investments, or other favorable things.

Dictionary definition

FEAR, noun. An emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight).
FEAR, noun. An anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction".
FEAR, noun. 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".
FEAR, verb. Be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get aggressive".
FEAR, verb. Be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!".
FEAR, verb. Be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; "I fear I won't make it to your wedding party".
FEAR, verb. Be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the final exams".
FEAR, verb. Regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius".

Wise words

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery