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  • nounalarm, apprehension
  • verbfeel alarm; be scared of

synonyms for fear

  • angst
  • anxiety
  • concern
  • despair
  • dismay
  • doubt
  • dread
  • horror
  • jitters
  • panic
  • scare
  • suspicion
  • terror
  • unease
  • uneasiness
  • worry
  • abhorrence
  • agitation
  • aversion
  • awe
  • consternation
  • cowardice
  • creeps
  • discomposure
  • disquietude
  • distress
  • faintheartedness
  • foreboding
  • fright
  • funk
  • misgiving
  • nightmare
  • phobia
  • presentiment
  • qualm
  • reverence
  • revulsion
  • timidity
  • trembling
  • tremor
  • trepidation
  • bête noire
  • chickenheartedness
  • cold feet
  • cold sweat
  • recreancy
See also synonyms for: feared / fearing / fears
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antonyms for fear

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  • assurance
  • calmness
  • cheer
  • confidence
  • contentment
  • ease
  • encouragement
  • faith
  • happiness
  • joy
  • trust
  • calm
  • comfort
  • like
  • liking
  • love
  • bravery
  • courage
  • fearlessness
  • heroism
  • unconcern
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How to use fear in a sentence

Others voice fear that their taxes would be raised under Biden.
ELECTION LIVE UPDATES: TRUMP RETURNS TO WISCONSIN; BIDEN TO FACE LIVE AUDIENCE AT TOWN HALLCOLBY ITKOWITZ, FELICIA SONMEZ, JOHN WAGNERSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
There’s a palpable fear among Democrats that voters will blame them on Election Day should they appear to be putting their own re-elections ahead of what’s good for Americans.
TRUMP MOVES CLOSER TO PELOSI IN ECONOMIC AID TALKS, AND HOUSE SPEAKER MUST DECIDE NEXT MOVERACHAEL BADE, ERICA WERNERSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
She was asked by senior Pence aides, she said, to help on an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal that minimized the fears of a second coronavirus wave and touted the administration’s work on the virus as a success story.
FORMER PENCE AIDE SAYS SHE WILL VOTE FOR BIDEN BECAUSE OF TRUMP’S ‘FLAT OUT DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE’ DURING PANDEMICJOSH DAWSEYSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Cleopatra and Toliver conquer obstacles and fears under Bell’s tutelage and draw connections between the trail and life.
DISCOVERING THE JOY OF BIKEPACKING IN THE BACKCOUNTRYOUTSIDE EDITORSSEPTEMBER 17, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
That might seem tangential to solving your back pain, but the truth is that a large part of overcoming that discomfort is about overcoming the fear of being in pain.
THE BEST THING FOR BACK PAIN IS ACTUALLY MORE MOVEMENTSARA CHODOSHSEPTEMBER 16, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Market shock, when driven by the sort of cultural awakening to risk that Keenan observes, can strike a neighborhood like an infectious disease, with fear spreading doubt — and devaluation — from door to door.
CLIMATE CHANGE WILL FORCE A NEW AMERICAN MIGRATIONBY ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MERIDITH KOHUTSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
Her fears become reality when they encounter a mysterious family outside their house and are forced to fight for their lives.
FROM THE VAULTS – STRAIGHT, BUT NOT NARROWBRIAN T. CARNEYSEPTEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Taking it a step further and including the objective in the contract can remove any fear they still have.
SEO PROPOSALS: PARTICULAR CHALLENGES AND HOW TO AVOID GETTING A SILENT NOSEOMONITORSEPTEMBER 10, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
Juries awarded such large payouts to several parents whose infants were injured by the pertussis vaccine that drug companies ceased production for fear of further litigation.
GUTTING THIS FEDERAL PROGRAM COULD UNDERMINE AMERICANS’ CONFIDENCE IN A COVID VACCINEJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 6, 2020FORTUNE
The fear of another stock plunge, and the impact on business, could be why high-income Americans are the least supportive of another lockdown.
A SECOND LOCKDOWN PROPOSED BY TRUMP WOULD GET MORE SUPPORT FROM AMERICANS THAN ONE PROPOSED BY BIDENLANCE LAMBERTSEPTEMBER 5, 2020FORTUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO FEAR

  • admiration
  • apprehension
  • astonishment
  • consternation
  • dread
  • esteem
  • fear
  • fright
  • horror
  • regard
  • respect
  • reverence
  • shock
  • stupefaction
  • terror
  • veneration
  • wonder
  • wonderment
  • worship
  • anxieties
  • apprehensions
  • backing outs
  • chicken hearts
  • doubts
  • faint hearts
  • fear of carrying out an activities
  • fears
  • reservations
  • timidities
  • weak knees
  • white feathers
  • yellow streaks
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