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fear

570 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[fˈi͡ə], [fˈi‍ə], [f_ˈiə]
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Synonyms for Fear:

emotion (noun)

anger, emotion, excitement, feeling, hatred, mood, passion, sadness, sensation, sentiment, sympathy, temperment.

expectation (noun)

anticipation, anxiety, apprehension, apprehensiveness, contemplation, dread, envisioning, expectancy, expectation, foreboding, pessimism, presumption, suspense, uncertainty, worriment.

fear (noun)

agitation, alarm, angst, cowardice, faintheartedness, fright, intimidation, spinelessness, terror, timidity.

Other synonyms and related words:

Doughtiness, Gutty, Misdoubt, Nervosity, abhorrence, abject fear, abulia, admire, adore, affection, affright, afraid, agita, agonize, agony, ague fit, aid, alarming, alarmingly, all-overs, amazingly, anguish, anticipate, antipathy, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious, anxious concern, anxiousness, appallingly, appreciate, apprehend, apprehensive, astonishingly, astound, atrociously, attack of nerves, attention, attitude, audacious, aversion, avoid, avoid as taboo, awe, awesomely, awful, awfully, back down, balance, baseness, bashful, be a coward, be afraid, be afraid of, be alarmed, be anxious, be apprehensive, be cowardly, be disquieted, be fearful, be frightened, be in awe, be scared, be scared of, be sorry, be terrified, be terror-stricken, be terror-struck, be upset, believe, bitter, blanch, blench at, bogey, bogy, bold, boldness, braveness, bravery, break out in a sweat, buck fever, bugbear, business, business concern, business organization, butterflies, cankerworm of care, capture, care, carefulness, case of nerves, catch, caution, charge, chicken, chicken-liveredness, chickenheartedness, chill, cold feet, cold sweat, collywobbles, complex, comprehend, compunction, conceive, concern, concernment, consider, consideration, consternate, consternation, content and stable, courage, coward, cowardliness, cowardly, cower, craven, cravenness, crawl, creeps, creepy, cringe, cringe at, crouch, cultism, danger, dangerous, dare not, dastardliness, dastardly, dastardness, dastardy, daunt, dauntlessness, debate, deliberate, demur, despair, desperation, despondency, detain, detestation, devotion, diffidence, dignify, dire, direful, direly, disbelieve, discomfort, discomposure, disinclination, dislike, dismay, disquiet, disquietude, distaste, distress, distressingly, distrust, disturbance, disturbingly, doubt, dreadful, dreadfully, eminent, emotional attachment, enormously, esteem, ex-cathedra, exceedingly, excessive, excessive irritability, excessively, excite awe, excite fear, execration, exempt from despair, exempt from distrust, exempt from suspicion, expect, expertus metuit, exposure, extraordinarily, extravagant, extremely, extremely nervous, eye askance, faint heart, faint-hearted, faintheart, faintness, fair, fall apart, falter, fancy, fathom, fear and trembling, fear of God, fearful, fearfully, fearfulness, fearless, fearsome, fearsomely, feeblemindedness, feebleness, feel concern, feeling of dread, fere, fetich, fetish, fidgetiness, fidgets, fierce, fight shy, filled with awe, fixation, fixe, flinch, forebodingness, forebodings, foresee, forethought, formidably, fortitudinous, frailty, free from despair, free from distrust, free from fear, free from suspicion, fret, frighten, frightened, frighteningly, frightful, frightfully, funk, fuss, gallant, gamble, gambling, get cold feet, ghastly, gingerliness, give an alarm, go to pieces, goose bumps cause, greatly, guardianship, gutless, gutlessness, gutsiness, hair-raising, hang back, hang-up, hardy, have butterflies, have one's heart in one's mouth, have qualms, hazard, headache, heebie-jeebies, hem and haw, henheartedness, hero worship, heroic, hesitant, hesitate, hesitation, hideously, honest, honos habet onus, hope, horrendously, horrible, horridly, horrific, horrifically, horrify, horror, hover, hum and haw, hysteria, idolatry, idolise, idolize, imagine, in a fright, in fear, infirmity, inquietude, inspire awe, inspire fear, inspiring fear, intrepidity, intuition, irresolution, jib, jim-jams, jitter, jitters, jumpy, lacking in courage, lest, liking, lily-liveredness, loathing, lofty, lose courage, lose one's bottle, lose one's nerve, love, loyaute m'oblige, maintenance, majestically, malaise, mania, maybe, meanly, menace, milksopism, milksoppiness, milksoppishness, misgive, misgiving, mistrust, morbid excitability, mortal funk, nastily, nerves, nervous, nervous stomach, nervous strain, nervous tension, nervousness, nightmare, obsess, obsession, ominous, omnia tuta timens, overanxiety, painfully, panic, panickiness, partiality, pause, perhaps, peril, perilous, perturbation, phobia, pigeonheartedness, pins and needles, plague, pliability, poltroon, poltroonery, ponder, precarious, precaution, predilection, preoccupation, presentiment, prise, pucker, pull back, pusillanimity, pusillanimous, put in fear, quail, quail at, quake, quake at, qualm, qualms, quaver, queasiness, quirk, quiver, raise an alarm, raise aprehensions, reaction, realize, recoil from, recreancy, regard, reluctance, reluctant, repugnance, reservation, reserve, respect, restless, restlessness, retiring, retreat, revere, reverence, revulsion, risk, run away, sainted, scare, scared, scary, scruple, second thoughts, sense, sheepish, shilly-shally, shock, shockingly, show, shrink, shrink from, shrinking, shudder, shudder at, shun, shy, sit upon thorns, skulk, slink, sneak, socially timid, softness, solicitude, soreness, sound an alarm, spell of nerves, spunkiness, stage fever, stage fright, stakes, stampede, stand aghast, start, state of nerves, stew, stick at, stickle, stop to consider, stoutheartedness, straddle the fence, straightforward, strain, strain at, stress, strike, strike terror, superstition, surprise, suspect, suspicion, sweat, tearfulness, tending, tension, terrible, terrifically, terrify, terrifyingly, thing, think twice, think twice about, threat, throb with terror, throbbing heart, tic, timid, timidly, timidness, timorous, timorousness, trauma, tremble, tremble at, trembling, trembling companion, tremendous, tremor, trepidation, trepidity, trouble, turn tail, tutelage, twitching, unafraid, undauntedness, unearthly, unease, uneasiness, unfortunate, unlucky, unmanfulness, unmanliness, unmanly, unquietness, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwillingness, upkeep, upset, valiantness, vellication, venerate, veneration, very, vexation, vexation of spirit, want of confidence, weak will, weak-mindedness, weakheartedness, weakness, white feather, willies, wilt, wince at, with emphasis, withdraw, wobble, wonder, worry, worship, yellow, yellow streak, yellow-belly, yellowness, yield, zeal.

Rhymes for Fear:

  1. leer, deer, shear, hear, deere, meir, steer, cheer, year, pier, clear, jeer, near, rear, smear, dear, veer, sneer, lear, gear, speer, mere, peer, sear, here, ear, sere, tear, sphere, blear, beer, spear, sheer;
  2. frontier, revere, sincere, amir, premiere, premier, appear, austere, severe, veneer, career, emir, rehear, adhere, zaire, unclear, cashier;
  3. domineer, chandelier, pioneer, mutineer, financier, reappear, interfere, cavalier, chevalier, souvenir, commandeer, gondolier, overhear, brigadier, auctioneer, insincere, volunteer, belvedere, disappear, bandolier, persevere, engineer;

Quotes for Fear:

  1. When I'm acting, I'm two beings. There's the one monitoring the distance between myself and the camera, making sure I hit my marks, and there is the one driven by this inner fire, this delicious fear Jeanne Moreau.
  2. Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. George S. Patton.
  3. There's always an element of fear that you need to work a lot until people get sick and tired of you or finally figure out that you're a fraud after all! Ben Stiller.

Idioms of Fear:

  1. for fear of sth;
  2. be out of your mind with boredom/ fear/ worry etc.;
  3. no fear!