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Overview of noun fear

The noun fear has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (73) fear, fearfulness, fright

(an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))

2. (7) concern, care, fear

(an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction")

3. fear, reverence, awe, veneration

(a feeling of profound respect for someone or something; "the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration")


Overview of verb fear

The verb fear has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (23) fear

(be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get aggressive")

2. (20) fear, dread

(be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!")

3. (1) fear

(be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; "I fear I won't make it to your wedding party")

4. fear

(be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the final exams")

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")

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