Fear synonyms

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(Archaic) Awe; reverence.
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A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm.
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The Reign of Terror during the French Revolution.
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A cause of slight terror; something that inspires fear or dread.
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An irrational, excessive, and persistent fear of some particular thing or situation
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(Intransitive) To waste away; to fade, wither. [from 15th c.]
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The state or quality of being nervous.
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Alarm occasioned by immediate danger
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The strong feeling caused by something frightful or shocking; shuddering fear and disgust; terror and repugnance
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A sense of evil to come.
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The definition of a tremor is a shake, tremble or shiver, or a feeling of excitement.
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A state of being uneasy, apprehensive, or worried about what may happen; concern about a possible future event
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A person or thing that is loathsome; a detested thing. [Mid 18th century.]
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The definition of an aversion is a dislike or distaste for something or someone, or a desire to avoid something or someone.
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A disturbed or uneasy condition; restlessness; anxiety
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The state of being jumpy
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Funky jazz
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Fearfulness or timidity preventing the completion of a course of action.
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The definition of cowardice is lacking in courage.
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The definition of a misgiving is a feeling of doubt or distrust about something.
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Alarm occasioned by immediate danger
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An anxious state of mind; anxiety.
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Something that causes anxiety
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(Idiomatic) To shy away from a daring task; to decline, refuse, or avoid something due to fear or uncertainty.
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Panic is sudden overpowering fear, often affecting large numbers of people all at once.
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Dismay is defined as a sudden or total loss of courage.
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Dread.
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(Archaic) A withdrawing or turning away from something.
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Plural form of chill
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To anticipate immediate danger
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A state of great alarm, agitation, or dismay.
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A reaction to nervousness, fear, pain, or shock, characterized by simultaneous perspiration and chill and cold moist skin.
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A fearful state; a state of hesitation or concern.
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Something that perturbs; disturbance
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A person or thing causing despair
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Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.
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General apprehension
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To anticipate immediate danger
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To become weak, ineffective, or unsteady, especially in performance:
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To anticipate immediate danger
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(Music) To produce a trill on an instrument or with the voice.
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To anticipate immediate danger
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To anticipate immediate danger
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) to become nervous or anxious and reconsider a decision about an upcoming event.
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Fret is defined as to feel worry or annoyance about something.
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A bugbear
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A cowardly action.
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The quality or state of being pusillanimous; the vice of being timid and cowardly, and thus not living up to one's full potential; pusillanimousness.
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To revere is to think very highly of someone or to greatly admire someone.
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A device that is used to warn of danger by means of a sound or signal:
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General apprehension
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To anticipate immediate danger
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A difficult or persistent problem:
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The quality of being fearful
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A matter that relates to or affects one:
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The condition of being unsettled or unresolved:
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A sudden feeling of sickness, faintness, or nausea.
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The definition of a presentiment is a feeling of foreboding or an intuitive feeling about something bad that will happen in the future.
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General apprehension
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The property of being timorous.
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To anticipate immediate danger
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To anticipate immediate danger
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To anticipate immediate danger
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To anticipate immediate danger
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To shrink and tremble, as from someone's anger, threats, or blows; cringe
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To anticipate immediate danger
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To recoil, as from something unpleasant or difficult; shrink.
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Shrink is defined as to become less, reduce or make smaller.
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To shake or tremble, as from instability or shock.
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(Intransitive) To shake nervously, as if from fear.
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(Figuratively) To lose or cause to lose warmth of feeling; to shut out; to ostracize.
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To whiten; turn pale
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(Nautical) To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from.
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(Intransitive) To avoid due to timidness or caution.
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The attitude of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult, or painful, instead of withdrawing from it; quality of being fearless or brave; valor
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The quality of being intrepid; bravery.
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Splendor or magnificence; show.
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(Typography) The relative weight of a font; the thickness of its strokes.
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To boldly confront a situation
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(Military slang) An unidentified aircraft, especially as observed as a spot on a radar screen, and often suspected to be hostile. (Also sometimes used as a synonym for bandit - an enemy aircraft)
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(Usually chimaera) A cartilaginous marine fish in the subclass Holocephali and especially the order Chimaeriformes, with a blunt snout, long tail, and a spine before the first dorsal fin
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The definition of frisson is a sudden shiver of excitement or fear.
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A small, ugly goblin that makes trouble for humans
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Veneration; profound awe and respect, normally in a sacred context.
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The state of being solicitous; uneasiness of mind occasioned by fear of evil or desire for good; anxiety.
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To terrify, to frighten, to inspire fright
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(Archaic) To anticipate with worry or dread.
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(Intransitive) To shrink, tense or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment.
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To have no trust, faith, or confidence in; doubt; suspect
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To keep away from (something harmful or disliked); shun; avoid; abstain from
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(Intransitive, now rare) To retreat before an opponent. [from 14th c.]
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To think it probable or likely; guess; surmise; suppose
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To treat with great respect and deference.
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To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
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Heroism is defined as bravery and selflessness.
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The quality of being fearless.
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Lack of concern, or worry
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To face with courage
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A reason for dread or apprehension:
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A feeling of deep respect and reverence
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A cause of such a mental state
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The state or quality of being weakhearted.
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The definition of hesitation is someone pausing because they're having trouble making a decision or saying something.
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To anticipate immediate danger
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To anticipate immediate danger
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To anticipate immediate danger
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To feel fear or anxiety:
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To behave like a wimp.
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A gift or tip offered to get better service
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To oppose (something) forcefully.
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(Intransitive) To have enough courage (to do something).
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General apprehension
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Synonym Study

  • Panic refers to a frantic, unreasoning fear, often one that spreads quickly and leads to irrational, aimless action the cry of ``fire!"" created a panic
  • Terror applies to an overwhelming, often paralyzing fear the terror of soldiers in combat
  • Alarm implies the fright felt at the sudden realization of danger he felt alarm at the sight of the pistol
  • Fright applies to a sudden, shocking, usually momentary fear the mouse gave her a fright
  • Dread refers to the fear or depression felt in anticipating something dangerous or disagreeable to live in dread of poverty
  • Fear is the general term for the anxiety and agitation felt at the presence of danger
Find another word for fear. In this page you can discover 122 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for fear, like: dread, fright, terror, scare, phobia, quail, nervousness, mortal terror, horror, foreboding and tremor.