fear NOUN 1) an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm. 2) the likelihood of something unwelcome happening.
VERB 1) be afraid of. 2) (fear for) be anxious about. 3) archaic regard (God) with reverence and awe.
no fear — Cf. ↑no fear
put the fear of God in (or into) — Cf. ↑put the fear of God into
without fear or favour — Cf. ↑without fear or favour
DERIVATIVES fearless adjective fearlessly adverb fearlessness noun.
ORIGIN Old English, «danger».

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