an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight) Synonyms: fearfulness, fright,
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" Synonyms: reverence, awe, veneration,
an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction" Synonyms: concern, care,
regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius" Synonyms: reverence, revere, venerate,
be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!" Synonyms: dread,
be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the final exams"
be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; "I fear I won''t make it to your wedding party"
be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get aggressive"