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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(Intransitive) To waste away; to fade, wither. [from 15th c.]
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Alarm occasioned by immediate danger
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An irrational, excessive, and persistent fear of some particular thing or situation
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The strong feeling caused by something frightful or shocking; shuddering fear and disgust; terror and repugnance
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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 sense of evil to come.
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A person or thing that is loathsome; a detested thing. [Mid 18th century.]
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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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The state or quality of being nervous.
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The state of being jumpy
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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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A disturbed or uneasy condition; restlessness; anxiety
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Funky jazz
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A fearful state; a state of hesitation or concern.
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Panic is sudden overpowering fear, often affecting large numbers of people all at once.
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An anxious state of mind; anxiety.
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Something that causes anxiety
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(Archaic) A withdrawing or turning away from something.
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Alarm occasioned by immediate danger
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To anticipate immediate danger
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Dismay is defined as a sudden or total loss of courage.
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Dread.
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Plural form of chill
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To anticipate immediate danger
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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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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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(Archaic) To fear; to suspect.
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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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(Music) To produce a trill on an instrument or with the voice.
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To anticipate immediate danger
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General apprehension
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A sudden feeling of uneasiness or doubt; misgiving
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To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
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To crouch or huddle up, as from fear or cold
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To dodge (a question), to avoid an unpleasant task or duty
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The definition of reverence is treating with great respect.
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(Intransitive) To jump back in fear.
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To think it probable or likely; guess; surmise; suppose
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To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
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To anticipate immediate danger
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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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To whiten; turn pale
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(Nautical) To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from.
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(Idiomatic, intransitive) to become nervous or anxious and reconsider a decision about an upcoming event.
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The quality of being intrepid; bravery.
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A bugbear
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A small, ugly goblin that makes trouble for humans
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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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The state of being solicitous; uneasiness of mind occasioned by fear of evil or desire for good; anxiety.
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To treat with great respect and deference.
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A reason for dread or apprehension:
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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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Fret is defined as to feel worry or annoyance about something.
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A cowardly action.
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The quality of being brave; courage; valor
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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 cause of terror.
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The quality of being fearful
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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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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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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 anticipate immediate danger
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To anticipate immediate danger
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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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To draw back, bend, crouch, etc., as when afraid; shrink from something dangerous or painful
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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 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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To understand something.
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A gift or tip offered to get better service
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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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(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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To oppose (something) forcefully.
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(Intransitive) To have enough courage (to do something).
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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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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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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 133 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for fear, like: dread, fright, terror, scare, quail, mortal terror, phobia, horror, aversion, foreboding and abhorrence.