fearfulness

Definitions of fearfulness
  1. noun
    an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
    synonyms: fear, fright
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    Antonyms:
    bravery, fearlessness
    feeling no fear
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    alarm, consternation, dismay
    fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    creeps
    a feeling of fear and revulsion
    chill, frisson, quiver, shiver, shudder, thrill, tingle
    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    horror
    intense and profound fear
    hysteria
    excessive or uncontrollable fear
    affright, panic, terror
    an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    panic attack, scare
    a sudden attack of fear
    stage fright
    fear that affects a person about to face an audience
    apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread
    fearful expectation or anticipation
    timidity, timidness, timorousness
    fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
    intimidation
    the feeling of being intimidated; being made to feel afraid or timid
    swivet
    a panic or extreme discomposure
    trepidation
    a feeling of alarm or dread
    boding, foreboding, premonition, presentiment
    a feeling of evil to come
    suspense
    apprehension about what is going to happen
    cold feet
    timidity that prevents the continuation of a course of action
    shyness
    a feeling of fear of embarrassment
    diffidence, self-distrust, self-doubt
    lack of self-confidence
    gloom, gloominess, somberness, sombreness
    a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    chill, pall
    a sudden numbing dread
    type of:
    emotion
    any strong feeling
  2. noun
    the trait of being afraid
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    Antonyms:
    fearlessness
    the trait of feeling no fear
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    timidity, timorousness
    fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities
    pusillanimity, pusillanimousness
    contemptible fearfulness
    gutlessness
    the trait of lacking courage and determination; fearful of loss or injury
    faintheartedness, faintness
    the trait of lacking boldness and courage
    poltroonery
    abject pusillanimity
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    cowardice, cowardliness
    the trait of lacking courage
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