3. Prospective Affections


[Antonyms: courage.]

[Nouns] fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence; apprehensiveness, fearfulness; solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving; feeze [U.S.]; mistrust (doubt) [more]; suspicion, qualm; hesitation (irresoluion) [more].

nervousness, restlessness; inquietude, disquietude; batophobia; heartquake; flutter, trepidation, fear and trembling, perturbation, tremor, quivering, shaking, trembling, throbbing heart, palpitation, ague fit, cold sweat; abject fear (cowardice) [more]; mortal funk, heartsinking, despondency; despair [more].

fright; affright, affrightment; boof [U.S.] alarm, dread, awe, terror, horror, dismay, consternation, panic, scare, stampede [of horses].

intimidation, terrorism, reign of terror.

[Object of fear] bug bear, bugaboo; scarecrow; hobgoblin (demon) [more]; nightmare, Gorgon, mormo, ogre, Hurlothrumbo, raw head and bloody bones, fee-faw-fum, bete noire, enfant terrible.

alarmist (coward) [more].

[Verbs] fear, stand in awe of; be affraid; have qualms; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust (disbelieve) [more].

hesitate (be irresolute) [more]; falter, funk, cower, crouch; skulk (cowardice) [more]; let " I dare not" wait upon "I would "; take fright, take alarm; start, wince, flinch, shy, shrink; fly (avoid) [more].

tremble, shake; shiver, shiver in one's shoes; shudder, flutter; shake like an aspen leaf, tremble like an aspen leaf, tremble all over; quake, quaver, quiver, quail.

grow pale, turn pale; blench, stand aghast; not dare to say one's soul is one's own.

inspire fear, excite fear, inspire awe, excite awe; raise apprehensions; be in a daze, bulldoze [U.S.]; faze, feeze [U.S.]; give an alarm, raise an alarm, sound an alarm; alarm, startle, scare, cry "wolf," disquiet, dismay; fright, frighten, terrify; astound; fright from one's propriety; fright out of one's senses, fright out of one's wits, fright out of one's seven senses; awe; strike all of a heap, strike an awe into, strike terror; harrow up the soul, appall, unman, petrify, horrify; pile on the agony.

make one's flesh creep, make one's hair stand on end, make one's blood run cold, make one's teeth chatter; take away one's breath, stop one's breath; make one tremble

haunt; prey on the mind, weigh on the mind.

put in fear, put in bodily fear; terrorize, intimidate, cow, daunt, overawe, abash, deter, discourage; browbeat, bully; threaten [more].

[Adjectives] fearing; frightened; in fear, in a fright; haunted with the fear of; afeard.

afraid, fearful; timid, timorous; nervous, diffident, coy, faint-hearted, tremulous, shaky, afraid of one's shadow, apprehensive, restless, fidgety; more frightened than hurt.

aghast; awe-stricken, horror-stricken, terror-stricken, panic- stricken, awestruck, awe-stricken, horror-strruck; frightened to death, white as a sheet; pale, pale as a ghost, pale as death, pale as ashes; breathless, in hysterics.

inspiring fear; alarming; formidable, redoubtable; perilous (danger) [more]; portentous; fearful; dread, dreadful; fell; dire, direful; shocking; terrible, terrific; tremendous; horrid, horrible, horrific; ghastly; awful, awe-inspiring; revolting (painful) [more]; Gorgonian.

[Adverbs] in terrorem.

[Interjections] "angels and ministers of grace defend us!� [Hamlet].

[Phrases] ante tubam trepidat; horresco referens, one's heart failing one, obstupui steteruntque comae et vox.faucibus haesit [Vergil].

"a dagger of the mind" [Macbeth]; expertus metuit [Horace]; "fain would I climb but that I fear to fall� [Raleigh]; "fear is the parent of cruelty" [Froude]; "Gorgons and hydras and chimeras dire" [Paradise Lost]; omnia tuta timens [Vergil]; "our fears do make us traitors" [Macbeth].

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