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1. fear

noun. ['ˈfɪr'] an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight).

Synonyms

  • panic attack
  • chill
  • quiver
  • intimidation
  • creeps
  • consternation
  • alarm
  • frisson
  • apprehensiveness
  • tingle
  • shiver
  • terror
  • thrill
  • stage fright
  • fearless
  • afraid
  • timidness
  • timidity
  • hysteria
  • unafraid
  • shudder
  • cold sweat
  • timorousness
  • affright
  • apprehension
  • panic
  • scare
  • dread
  • fright
  • horror
  • dismay
  • fearfulness

Antonyms

  • unafraid
  • fearlessness
  • sorrow
  • hate

Etymology

  • feer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • feren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • færan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Fear

  • conventioneer
  • bioengineer
  • reengineer
  • pamphleteer
  • electioneer
  • charpentier
  • volunteer
  • rensselaer
  • profiteer
  • mutineer
  • marketeer
  • lagardere
  • insincere
  • imagineer
  • gondolier
  • financiere
  • financier
  • crochetiere
  • commandeer
  • chandelier
  • brigadier
  • brigadeer
  • bombardier
  • belvedere
  • bandolier
  • wagoneer
  • summiteer
  • st_cyr
  • souvenir
  • racketeer

How do you pronounce fear?

Pronounce fear as fɪr.

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Sentences with fear


1. Noun, singular or mass
Her desire for control may stem from low self-esteem or out of fear she might get hurt.

2. Verb, base form
He may fear that you will not meet their expectations and that they will disapprove of you.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Plumbing is something many homeowners fear the most.

Quotes about fear


1. Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
- Henry Van Dyke

2. The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

3. I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
- Jackson Pollock

2. fear

verb. ['ˈfɪr'] be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event.

Antonyms

  • stoutheartedness

Etymology

  • feer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • feren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • færan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. fear

verb. ['ˈfɪr'] be afraid or scared of; be frightened of.

Synonyms

  • dread

Antonyms

  • brave
  • unconcerned

Etymology

  • feer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • feren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • færan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. fear

noun. ['ˈfɪr'] an anxious feeling.

Synonyms

  • care
  • anxiety

Antonyms

  • encouragement
  • alarming
  • unalarming

Etymology

  • feer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • feren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • færan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. fear

verb. ['ˈfɪr'] be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement.

Antonyms

  • confidence

Etymology

  • feer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • feren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • færan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. fear

noun. ['ˈfɪr'] a feeling of profound respect for someone or something.

Synonyms

  • reverence
  • awe
  • emotion

Antonyms

  • elate
  • heat
  • hotness
  • motionlessness

Etymology

  • feer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • feren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • færan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. fear

verb. ['ˈfɪr'] regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of.

Synonyms

  • prise
  • value
  • esteem
  • respect
  • reverence
  • enshrine
  • worship
  • venerate
  • prize
  • saint

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • depress
  • cowardly
  • timid

Etymology

  • feer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fere (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • feren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • færan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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