Definitions of fear:
  • noun:   an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  • noun:   a profound emotion inspired by a deity
    Example: "The fear of God"
  • noun:   an anxious feeling
    Example: "They hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
  • verb:   be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    Example: "I fear the winters in Moscow"
  • verb:   be uneasy or apprehensive about
    Example: "I fear the results of the final exams"
  • verb:   be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement
    Example: "I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"
  • verb:   be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event
    Example: "I fear she might get aggressive"
  • verb:   regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
    Example: "Fear God as your father"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #25619)

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