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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

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

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

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
Thomas Paine

Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
Audrey Hepburn
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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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