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Fear

Pronunciation: fērd
n.1.A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.
1.A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.
Where no hope is left, is left no fear.
- Milton.
2.(Script.) Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Being.
I will put my fear in their hearts.
- Jer. xxxii. 40.
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
- Ps. xxxiv. 11.
Render therefore to all their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due . . . fear to whom fear.
- Rom. xiii. 7.
3.That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.
There were they in great fear, where no fear was.
- Ps. liii. 5.
For fear
in apprehension lest.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude.
[imp. & p. p. Feared (fērd); p. pr. & vb. n. Fearing.]
I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.
- Ps. xxiii. 4.
2.To have a reverential awe of; to be solicitous to avoid the displeasure of.
Leave them to God above; him serve and fear.
- Milton.
3.To be anxious or solicitous for; now replaced by fear for.
4.To suspect; to doubt.
Ay what else, fear you not her courage?
- Shak.
5.To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear.
Fear their people from doing evil.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
Tush, tush! fear boys with bugs.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.
I exceedingly fear and quake.
- Heb. xii. 21.
Noun1.fear - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
Synonyms: fearfulness, fright
Antonyms:
fearlessness, bravery - feeling no fear
2.fear - an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
Synonyms: concern, care
3.Fearfear - a profound emotion inspired by a deity; "the fear of God"
Verb1.fear - be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get aggressive"
2.fear - be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
Synonyms: dread
3.fear - be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; "I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"
4.fear - be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the final exams"
5.fear - 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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