fear

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fear is part of the Basic English 850.

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Noun[change]

Singular
fear

Plural
fears

A man showing fear
  1. (countable & uncountable) Fear is a bad feeling usually caused by a danger or a worry that something bad might happen.
    He was struck with fear when he thought he saw a ghost.
    She has a fear of spiders.
  2. (uncountable) Fear is the chance that something might happen.
    There's no fear of her being on time. She's always late.
  3. (countable); (singular) Fear is a feeling of very high respect, usually towards a god.
    Christians who worship in churches have a fear of God.

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Plain form
fear

Third-person singular
fears

Past tense
feared

Past participle
feared

Present participle
fearing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you fear something, you are afraid of it.
    I fear the worst will happen.
    She feared for his safety.
  2. (transitive) You say you fear something when you're giving someone bad news.
    I fear that she has left already.
  3. (transitive) If you fear something, usually a god, you show great respect towards it.
    Christians in churches fear God.

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Emotions or feelings (edit)

anger - confusion - embarrassment - envy - fear - happiness - hate - love - regret - sadness - shame - surprise - worry