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fear as in an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

    Synonyms

    • fearfulness an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight) ; the trait of being afraid
    • fright cause fear in; an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
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    fear as in an anxious feeling
    • "care had aged him"
    • "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"

    Synonyms

    • concern be relevant to; be on the mind of; something that interests you because it is important or affects you; an anxious feeling; a feeling of sympathy for someone or something; something or someone that causes anxiety; a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
    • care feel concern or interest; provide care for; prefer or wish to do something; be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; be concerned with; the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; an anxious feeling; a cause for feeling concern; attention and management implying responsibility for safety; activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
    fear as in 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"

    Synonyms

    • reverence regard with feelings of respect and reverence; a feeling of profound respect for someone or something; a reverent mental attitude ; an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
    • awe inspire awe in; an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration; a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    • veneration a feeling of profound respect for someone or something; religious zeal
    fear as in be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event
    • "I fear she might get aggressive"
    fear as in be afraid or scared of
    • "be frightened of"
    • "I fear the winters in Moscow"
    • "We should not fear the Communists!"

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    • dread be afraid or scared of; fearful expectation or anticipation; causing fear or dread or terror
    fear as in be sorry
    • "used to introduce an unpleasant statement"
    • "I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"
    fear as in be uneasy or apprehensive about
    • "I fear the results of the final exams"
    fear as in regard with feelings of respect and reverence
    • "consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of"
    • "Fear God as your father"
    • "We venerate genius"

    Synonyms

    • reverence regard with feelings of respect and reverence; a feeling of profound respect for someone or something; a reverent mental attitude ; an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
    • revere American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818) ; a lapel on a woman's garment; love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; regard with feelings of respect and reverence
    • venerate regard with feelings of respect and reverence

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