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fear

 
 
pronunciation:
fir
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a strong feeling you get when you expect danger or pain.
Her fear of fire is based on a bad experience.
synonyms:
terror
similar words:
alarm, anxiety, horror, panic, tension
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part of speech: verb
inflections: fears, fearing, feared
definition: to be frightened of.
I fear high places.
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Word History
Fear comes from fere, an Old English word. Its earliest meaning, in the 700s, was "danger or peril." It was not used for the feeling of fear until the 1300s.
Word Builder: fear +
  • fearful:
    having or showing fear.
  • fearless:
    having or showing no fear.
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