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fear British & World English

An unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm

fear English Thesaurus

she felt fear at entering the house

beware the Greeks bearing gifts British & World English

If a rival or enemy shows one generosity or kindness, one should be suspicious of their motives

no fear British & World English

Used as an emphatic expression of denial or refusal

never fear British & World English

Used to reassure someone

for fear of British & World English

To avoid the risk of (or that)

fear for in fear British & World English

Feel anxiety on behalf of

Cape Fear River British & World English

A river that flows for 200 miles (320 km) across eastern North Carolina to enter the Atlantic Ocean near Wilmington at Cape Fear

no fear in fear British & World English

Used as an emphatic expression of denial or refusal

worst British & World English

The most serious or unpleasant thing that could happen

never fear in fear British & World English

Used to reassure someone

put the fear of God in someone British & World English

Make someone very frightened

for fear of in fear British & World English

To avoid the risk of (or that)

fools rush in where angels fear to tread British & World English

People without good sense or judgement will have no hesitation in tackling a situation that even the wisest would avoid

technofear British & World English

Fear of using technological equipment, especially computers

fearmongering British & World English

The action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue

for fear of or that in fear British & World English

To avoid the risk of (or that)

beware the Greeks bearing gifts in Greek British & World English

If a rival or enemy shows one generosity or kindness, one should be suspicious of their motives

fools rush in where angels fear to tread in fool1 British & World English

People without good sense or judgement will have no hesitation in tackling a situation that even the wisest would avoid


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