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Meaning of fear

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific
           pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or
           fight) [syn: {fear}, {fearfulness}, {fright}] [ant:
           {bravery}, {fearlessness}]
      2: an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up
         out of fear of public reaction" [syn: {concern}, {care},
      3: 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" [syn: {fear}, {reverence},
         {awe}, {veneration}]
      v 1: be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible
           or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get
      2: be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters
         in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!" [syn:
         {fear}, {dread}]
      3: be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; "I fear
         I won't make it to your wedding party"
      4: be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the
         final exams"
      5: regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider
         hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your
         father"; "We venerate genius" [syn: {reverence}, {fear},
         {revere}, {venerate}]

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