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Fear Adjective Synonyms
dread, terror, fright, panic, horror, alarm, trepidation, apprehension, fearfulness, apprehensiveness, dismay, consternation, hesitation, qualms, diffidence, timidity, cravenness, cowardice, second thoughts
His fear of going into the jungle alone is understandable.

Fear Noun Synonyms
be afraid or scared or fearful or frightened (of), dread, quail or tremble or quake at, shudder at, shrink from, quiver
What man cannot understand he often fears.

awe, respect, reverence, veneration
That'll put the fear of God into him.

solicitude, anxiety, angst, foreboding(s), distress, misgiving(s), concern, apprehension, worry, uneasiness, unease
Fear for her safety is shared by all of us.

revere, respect, venerate, be or stand in awe of
If you fear the Lord as I do, you won't take his name in vain.

Fear Verb Synonyms
expect, anticipate, imagine, suspect, foresee
I fear we are too late for dinner.

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Revere / Suspect / Dread


Science / Psychiatry / Algophobia: Fear of pain. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Gradatio: Extended anadiplosis (see above). Unlike regular anadiplosis, gradatio continues the pattern of repetition from clause to clause. For instance, in The Caine Mutiny the captain declares: Aboard my ship MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Anadiplosis: (Greek 'doubling') Repeating the last word of a clause at the beginning of the next clause. As Nietzsche said, 'Talent is an adornment, an adornment is also a concealment.' Ann Landers once claimed, ' MORE

Triple Rhyme

Entertainment / Literature / Triple Rhyme: A trisyllabic rhyme involving three separate syllables to create the rhyme in each word. For instance, grinding cares is a triple rhyme with winding stairs. Fearfully is a triple rhyme with tearfully. MORE