Definition of fear

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • fear is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 7
  • fear is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 7
  • fear is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 7

Definition of fear


  • regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. revere
    2. reverence
    3. venerate
  • be afraid or scared of; be frightened of (verb)

    Examples

    1. I fear the winters in Moscow
    2. We should not fear the Communists!

    Synonyms

    1. dread
  • an anxious feeling (noun)

    Examples

    1. they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

    Synonyms

    1. care
    2. concern
  • a feeling of profound respect for someone or something (noun)

    Examples

    1. the fear of God

    Synonyms

    1. awe
    2. reverence
    3. veneration
  • an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight) (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. fearfulness
    2. fright
  • be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event (verb)

    Examples

    1. I fear she might get aggressive
  • be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement (verb)

    Examples

    1. I fear I won't make it to your wedding party
  • be uneasy or apprehensive about ()

    Examples

    1. I fear the results of the final exams

See definition of fear in Merriam Webster

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