Antonyms of noun fear

1 of 3 senses of fear

Sense 1
fear, fearfulness, fright -- (an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))
       Antonym of fearlessness (Sense 1)
      => fearlessness, bravery -- (feeling no fear)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fear

3 senses of fear

Sense 1
fear, fearfulness, fright -- (an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))
       => emotion -- (any strong feeling)

Sense 2
concern, care, fear -- (an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction")
       => anxiety -- (a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune)

Sense 3
fear, reverence, awe, veneration -- (a feeling of profound respect for someone or something; "the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration")
       => emotion -- (any strong feeling)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fear

5 senses of fear

Sense 1
fear -- (be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get aggressive")
       => worry -- (be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy; "I worry about my job")

Sense 2
fear, dread -- (be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!")

Sense 3
fear -- (be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; "I fear I won't make it to your wedding party")
       => regret -- (express with regret; "I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard")

Sense 4
fear -- (be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the final exams")

Sense 5
reverence, fear, revere, venerate -- (regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius")
       => respect, esteem, value, prize, prise -- (regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity")

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