- noun1. an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)• Hypernyms: ↑emotion• Hyponyms:↑alarm, ↑dismay, ↑consternation, ↑creeps, ↑frisson, ↑shiver, ↑chill, ↑quiver, ↑shudder, ↑thrill, ↑tingle, ↑horror, ↑hysteria, ↑panic, ↑terror, ↑affright, ↑scare, ↑panic attack, ↑stage fright, ↑apprehension, ↑apprehensiveness, ↑dread, ↑timidity, ↑timidness, ↑timorousness, ↑intimidation• Part Meronyms: ↑cold sweat2. the trait of being afraid• Ant: ↑fearlessness• Derivationally related forms: ↑fearful
Useful english dictionary. 2012.