HyperDic: fear

English > 8 senses of the word fear:
NOUNfeelingfear, fearfulness, frightan emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
feelingfear, concern, carean anxious feeling
feelingfear, reverence, awe, venerationa feeling of profound respect for someone or something
VERBemotionfearbe afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive / apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event
emotionfear, dreadbe afraid or scared of
emotionfearbe sorry
emotionfearbe uneasy or apprehensive about
emotionfear, reverence, revere, venerateregard with feelings of respect and reverence
fear > pronunciation
Soundsfih'r
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > fear: 8 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningAn emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight).
Synonymsfearfulness, fright
AttributesafraidFilled with fear or apprehension
unafraid, fearlessoblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
Partscold sweatThe physical condition of concurrent perspiration and chill
Narroweralarm, dismay, consternationFear resulting from the awareness of danger
apprehension, apprehensiveness, dreadfearful expectation or anticipation
creepsA feeling of fear and revulsion
frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingleAn almost pleasurable sensation of fright
horrorIntense and profound fear
hysteriaexcessive or uncontrollable fear
intimidationThe feeling of being intimidated
panic, terror, affrightAn overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
scare, panic attackA sudden attack of fear
stage frightFear that affects a person about to face an audience
timidity, timidness, timorousnessFear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
BroaderemotionAny strong feeling
Oppositefearlessness, braveryFeeling no fear
Spanishespanto, miedo, pavor, susto, temor, terror
Catalanbasarda, esglai, espant, paüra, por, temor, terror
Verbsfearbe afraid or scared of
English > fear: 8 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningAn anxious feeling.
Example "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
Synonymsconcern, care
BroaderanxietyA vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
Spanishcuidado, inquietud, miedo, preocupación, temor
Catalaninquietud, por, preocupació, temor
Verbsfearbe afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive / apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event
fearbe uneasy or apprehensive about
English > fear: 8 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningA feeling of profound respect for someone or something.
Example"the fear of God"
Synonymsreverence, awe, veneration
BroaderemotionAny strong feeling
Spanishmiedo, reverencia, sobrecogimiento, temor, terror, veneración
Catalanveneració
Verbsfearregard with feelings of respect and reverence
English > fear: 8 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningBe afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive / apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event.
PatternSomebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey fear that there was a traffic accident
Example"I fear she might get aggressive"
BroaderworryBe worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
Spanishtemer
Nounsfearan anxious feeling
English > fear: 8 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningBe afraid or scared of; be frightened of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelSam cannot fear Sue
Examples
  • "I fear the winters in Moscow"
  • "We should not fear the Communists!"
Synonymdread
Caused byfrighten, fright, scare, affrightdrive out by frightening
Entailed byapprehend, quail atanticipate with dread or anxiety
NarrowerpanicBe overcome by a sudden fear
Spanishtemer
Catalantémer, tenir por de
Nounsfearan emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
English > fear: 8 senses > verb 3, emotion
MeaningBe sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"
BroaderregretExpress with regret
Spanishtemer
English > fear: 8 senses > verb 4, emotion
MeaningBe uneasy or apprehensive about.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I fear the results of the final exams"
Spanishtemer, tener miedo
Catalantémer, tenir por
Nounsfearan anxious feeling
English > fear: 8 senses > verb 5, emotion
MeaningRegard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"Fear God as your father"
Synonymsreverence, revere, venerate
Narrowerenshrine, sainthold sacred
worshipshow devotion to (a deity)
Broaderrespect, esteem, value, prize, priseRegard highly
Spanishreverenciar, venerar
Catalanreverenciar, reverir, venerar
Nounsfeara feeling of profound respect for someone or something

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