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fear

 
Noun fear has 3 senses
  1. fear, fearfulness, fright - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
    --1 is a kind of emotion
    --1 has parts: cold sweat
    Antonyms: fearlessness, bravery
    --1 has particulars:
     alarm, dismay, consternation; creeps; frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle; horror; hysteria; panic, terror; scare, panic attack; stage fright; apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread; timidity, timidness, timorousness; intimidation
    Derived form: verb fear2
  2. concern, care, fear - an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
    --2 is a kind of anxiety
    Derived forms: verb fear4, verb fear1
  3. fear, reverence, awe, veneration - a profound emotion inspired by a deity; "the fear of God"
    --3 is a kind of emotion
    Derived form: verb fear5
Verb fear has 5 senses
  1. fear - be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get aggressive"
    --1 is one way to
    worry
    Derived form: noun fear2
    Sample sentence:
    They fear that there was a traffic accident
  2. fear, dread - be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
    Derived form: noun fear1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot fear Sue
  3. fear - be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; "I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"
    --3 is one way to
    regret
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  4. fear - be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the final exams"
    Derived form: noun fear2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. reverence, fear, revere, venerate - regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
    --5 is one way to respect, esteem, value, prize, prise
    Derived form: noun fear3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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