Fear - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- an anxious feeling (syn: care, concern)
- a feeling of profound respect for someone or something (syn: awe, reverence, veneration)
- be afraid or scared of; be frightened of (syn: dread)
- be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement
- be uneasy or apprehensive about
- regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of (syn: revere, reverence, venerate)
He was a cruel king who was feared and hated by his subjects.
There's no need to fear.
He was trembling with fear.
unable to walk the streets without fear of being mugged
They regarded their enemies with fear and hatred.
I've been trying to overcome my fear of flying.
The doctor's diagnosis confirmed our worst fears.
The government is trying to allay fears of a recession.
Employees expressed fears that the company would go out of business.
He told us about all his hopes and fears.
She has a morbid fear of cats.
I fear to think what may happen.
All mothers fear for their children when they first leave home.
It fears me.
The boy's eyes were full of fear.
present participle: fearing
past tense: feared
past participle: feared