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Definition of Fear


  1. A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.
  2. A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.
  3. Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Belng.
  4. Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth.
  5. That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.
  6. To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude.
  7. To have a reverential awe of; to solicitous to avoid the displeasure of.
  8. To be anxious or solicitous for.
  9. To suspect; to doubt.
  10. To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear.
  11. To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.

Fear Quotations

We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays.

Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.
Thich Nhat Hanh

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
Charles Stanley
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Fear Translations

fear in Afrikaans is vrees
fear in Dutch is beklemming, angst, benauwdheid
fear in French is angoisse, craignent, crainte, crains, craignons
fear in Italian is angoscia, temere, paura, temere
fear in Latin is timor, vereor, terror, metus, formidilosus
fear in Portuguese is receio, recear, medo, temer
fear in Spanish is recelo, recelar, miedo, temor, temer, miedoso
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