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  • nounalarm, apprehension
  • verbfeel alarm; be scared of

synonyms for fears

  • 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
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antonyms for fears

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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 fears in a sentence

In passing to her own chamber she met the Emperor, and, in the agitation of her maternal fears, told him all that had passed.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
"I verily believe they're gone to look at my button," cried Davy, beginning to laugh, in spite of his fears.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Before he faced Lettice, he must forget a moment—forget his fears, his hopes, his ceaseless torment of belief and doubt.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
But mindful of her fears, he dispatched one of the troopers to stand sentry outside her door whilst he and his lackey supped.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Full of fears, anxiety, and mistrust, it was a very dispirited Rabecque that now slowly followed Monsieur Gaubert into the inn.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
But her curiosity overcame her fears sufficiently for her to join Jessie at the doorway.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
The Dowager's fears were banished from her mind at that, and with them went all thought of conciliating Valerie.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The League Oracle admits that "a repeal would injure the farmer, but not so much as he fears."
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The imaginary fears were gone, and she became distinctly conscious of some great impending danger.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
The words of many of the greatest Christians are gloomy with the fears of death, of Hell, and of the wrath of God.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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