fearfulness

Definitions of fearfulness
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n an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

Synonyms:
fear, fright
Antonyms:
bravery, fearlessness
feeling no fear
Types:
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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

n the trait of being afraid

Antonyms:
fearlessness
the trait of feeling no fear
Types:
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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
Type of:
cowardice, cowardliness
the trait of lacking courage

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