Fear is defined as to be afraid of someone or something.(verb)
An example of fear is for a child to be scared of getting a shot.
The definition of fear is an emotion caused by anxiety or the uneasiness of being afraid of something or someone.(noun)
An example of fear is the feeling felt in a haunted house.
See fear in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME fer < OE fær, lit., sudden attack, akin to OHG fāra, ambush, snare: for IE base see peril
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Origin: Middle English fer
Origin: , from Old English fǣr, danger, sudden calamity; see per-3 in Indo-European roots.
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See also phobias.
the raising of the hairs on the skin as a response to cold or fear; goose bumps or goose pimples.
1. a nonspecific fear, a state of general anxiety.
2. an abnormal fear of everything. Also panphobia, pantaphobia, pantophobia. —panophobe, n. —panophobic, adj.
1. an abnormal fear of being af raid; a fear of fear itself.
2. a fear of phobias.
an abnormal fear of many things.
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