Textual thesaurus for "fear"

(noun) fright, fearfulness

an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

(noun) veneration, reverence, awe

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

(noun) concern, care

an anxious feeling

care had aged him; they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

(verb) revere, reverence, venerate

regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

Fear God as your father; We venerate genius

(verb) dread

be afraid or scared of; be frightened of

I fear the winters in Moscow; We should not fear the Communists!