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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

Synonyms

  • 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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In this study, participants who feared spiders were asked to undergo five encounters with live spiders - tarantulas, in fact - and then provide size estimates of the spiders after those encounters ended.
Less than 10% of preschoolers expressed that they feared new and unfamiliar experiences, the lack of information, the physical environment of the hospital, and child-staff relations (see Figure 1).
He feared that something might be wrong, and so he sent me for further testing.
They make huge mistakes about the likelihood of certain feared diseases.
The fifth-degree black belt sensei -- a master karate teacher -- feared no man.
The six epidemics are tuberculosis, still a threat today; bubonic plague in Chinatown, San Francisco, at the turn of the last century; trachoma, the eye disease that immigrants at Ellis Island feared because it kept them from entering the country; typhus and the riots and fear it engendered at the US/Mexico border in 1917; AIDS and Haitian immigrants in the 1990s; and the fear of a cholera outbreak in Detroit in 1997, connected with the arrival of African immigrants.
In the adult sample getting an injection ranked as the most highly feared stimuli with 68.
Persons who are feared and stigmatized may delay seeking care and remain in the community undetected.
Kids feared that whatever they have done wrong that they afraid of getting punishment or their parents will kill them.