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Synonyms for fear

possibility

be afraid of

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  • be afraid of
  • dread
  • be scared of
  • be frightened of
  • shudder at
  • be fearful of
  • be apprehensive about
  • tremble at
  • be terrified by
  • have a horror of
  • take fright at
  • have a phobia about
  • have qualms about
  • live in dread of
  • be in a blue funk about
  • have butterflies in your stomach about
  • shake in your shoes about

revere

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regret

Synonyms

  • regret
  • feel
  • suspect
  • have a feeling
  • have a hunch
  • have a sneaking suspicion
  • have a funny feeling

fear for something or or someone

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  • worry about
  • be concerned about
  • be anxious about
  • tremble for
  • be distressed about
  • feel concern for
  • be disquieted over

Synonyms for fear

great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger

to be afraid of

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Synonyms for fear

an anxious feeling

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a feeling of profound respect for someone or something

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be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event

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be afraid or scared of

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be sorry

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regard with feelings of respect and reverence

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It would appear from that result that fear is driving or altering the perception of the feared object, in this case a spider," said Vasey, also the director of research for the psychology department's Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic.
1 -- color) Karate instructor Sam Flores, goofing around with Cole Massie, 9, at the Glendale YMCA, at first feared he couldn't teach a boy in a wheelchair.
Second, change should affect relevant policies: as at least suggestive evidence, the contrast between a presidential administration eager to urge that fear should be feared, and one insistent on developing color codes to signal how much fear should be generated, certainly warrants consideration.
A 1990 study asked a group of men and women what they feared most about speaking to groups of people.
57% of the Americans polled feared the IRS more than God (30%)
writes, "As I, like many of you, watched ABC chronicle the passing from one century to the next, I could not help but wonder what those who feared the worst were thinking.
The first involves introducing people to the feared situation.
It is widely believed in middle-class America that lesbians are not to be feared in the same way as gay men because the former are less likely to flaunt their sexuality in public.
Some subjects received a type of psychological retraining, in which they explore the irrationality of their fears with psychologists, practice feared activities and then reenter social situations.