F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feerd]
    • /fɪərd/
    • /fɪər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feerd]
    • /fɪərd/

Definitions of feared word

  • adjective feared afraid; afeard. 1
  • noun feared a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. Synonyms: foreboding, apprehension, consternation, dismay, dread, terror, fright, panic, horror, trepidation, qualm. Antonyms: courage, security, calm, intrepidity. 1
  • noun feared a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling: an abnormal fear of heights. Synonyms: phobia, aversion; bête noire, bogy, bogey, bugbear. Antonyms: liking, fondness, penchant, predilection. 1
  • noun feared concern or anxiety; solicitude: a fear for someone's safety. 1
  • noun feared reverential awe, especially toward God: the fear of God. Synonyms: awe, respect, reverence, veneration. 1
  • noun feared something that causes feelings of dread or apprehension; something a person is afraid of: Cancer is a common fear. 1

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feared popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for feared

adj feared

  • formidable — causing fear, apprehension, or dread: a formidable opponent.
  • redoubtable — that is to be feared; formidable.

adjective feared

  • worrisome — worrying, annoying, or disturbing; causing worry: a worrisome problem.

Antonyms for feared

adj feared

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