Cause+of+fear

  • 1Fear (in Canon Law) —     Fear     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Fear     (IN CANON LAW.)     A mental disturbance caused by the perception of instant or future danger. Since fear, in greater or less degree, diminishes freedom of action, contracts entered into through… …

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  • 2fear — n 1 Fear, dread, fright, alarm, dismay, consternation, panic, terror, horror, trepidation denote the distressing or disordering agitation which overcomes one in the anticipation or in the presence of danger. Fear is the most general term; like… …

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  • 3fear — [fir] n. [ME fer < OE fær, lit., sudden attack, akin to OHG fāra, ambush, snare: for IE base see PERIL] 1. a feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by the presence or nearness of danger, evil, pain, etc.; timidity; dread; terror; fright;… …

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  • 4fear — n. & v. n. 1 a an unpleasant emotion caused by exposure to danger, expectation of pain, etc. b a state of alarm (be in fear). 2 a cause of fear (all fears removed). 3 (often foll. by of) dread or fearful respect (towards) (had a fear of heights) …

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  • 5fear — /fɪə / (say fear) noun 1. a painful feeling of impending danger, evil, trouble, etc.; the feeling or condition of being afraid. 2. a specific instance of such a feeling. 3. anxiety; solicitude. 4. reverential awe, especially towards God. 5. a… …

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  • 6Fear of flying — is a fear of being on a plane while in flight. It is also sometimes referred to as aerophobia, aviatophobia, aviophobia or pteromechanophobia.OverviewFear of flying may be a distinct phobia in itself, or it may be an indirect manifestation of one …

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  • 7Fear of bees — or bee stings is one of common fears among people. Apiphobia (from Latin apis for honey bee ), melissophobia (from Greek melissa for honeybee and occasionally misspelt as melissaphobia), is a fear of bees and a kind of specific phobia. Contents 1 …

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  • 8Fear (From a Moral Standpoint) —     Fear     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Fear     (CONSIDERED FROM A MORAL STANDPOINT.)     Fear is an unsettlement of soul consequent upon the apprehension of some present or future danger. It is here viewed from the moral standpoint, that is, in… …

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  • 9Fear of children — and/or infants or childhood is alternately called ped o phobia or ped ia phobia. [Kring, A., Davison, G., et al (2006) Abnormal Psychology Wiley.] [Djordjevic, S. (2004) Dictionary of Medicine: French English with English French Glossary.… …

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  • 10fear — /fear/, n. 1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. 2. a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling: an abnormal fear of… …

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