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    fear - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fear

    (noun) an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
    Synonyms : fearfulness , fright
    (noun) an anxious feeling
    Synonyms : care , concern
    Example Sentence
    • care had aged him
    • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction
    (noun) a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    Synonyms : awe , reverence , veneration
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (verb) be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event
    Example Sentence
    • I fear she might get aggressive
    (verb) be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    Synonyms : dread
    Example Sentence
    • I fear the winters in Moscow
    • We should not fear the Communists!
    (verb) be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement
    Example Sentence
    • I fear I won't make it to your wedding party
    (verb) be uneasy or apprehensive about
    Example Sentence
    • I fear the results of the final exams
    (verb) regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
    Synonyms : revere , reverence , venerate
    Example Sentence
    • Fear God as your father
    • We venerate genius
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fear

False Evidence Appearing Real

Face Everything And Recover

Future Events Appearing Real

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Forfeit Everything And Run

Forfeit Everything And Relinquish

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