fearfulness

fearfulness
noun
1. an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
Syn: ↑fear, ↑fright
Ant: ↑fearlessness (for: ↑fear)
Derivationally related forms: ↑fright (for: ↑fright), ↑fearful, ↑fear (for: ↑fear)
Hypernyms: ↑emotion
Hyponyms:
Part Meronyms: ↑cold sweat
Attrubites: ↑afraid, ↑unafraid, ↑fearless
2. the trait of being afraid
Ant: ↑fearlessness
Derivationally related forms: ↑fearful
Hypernyms: ↑cowardice, ↑cowardliness

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