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Another word for fear

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Noun
  1. Great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger

    See also:

    fear

Verb
  1. To be afraid of

Another word for fear

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