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Fear vs. Doubt

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Fearnoun

(uncountable) A strong, uncontrollable, unpleasant emotion caused by actual or perceived danger or threat.

‘He was struck by fear on seeing the snake.’;

Doubtnoun

Uncertainty, disbelief.

‘There was some doubt as to who the child's real father was.’;

Fearnoun

(countable) A phobia, a sense of fear induced by something or someone.

‘Not everybody has the same fears.’; ‘I have a fear of ants.’;

Doubtnoun

(India) A query; a point of uncertainty.

‘I have a doubt about how to convert this code to JavaScript.’;

Fearnoun

(uncountable) Terrified veneration or reverence, particularly towards God, gods, or sovereigns.

Doubtverb

(ambitransitive) To lack confidence in; to disbelieve, question, or suspect.

‘He doubted that was really what you meant.’;

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Fearverb

(transitive) To feel fear about (something or someone); to be afraid of; to consider or expect with alarm.

‘I fear the worst will happen.’;

Doubtverb

(archaic) To fear; to suspect.

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Fearverb

(intransitive) To feel fear (about something).

‘Never fear; help is always near.’; ‘She fears for her son’s safety.’;

Doubtverb

(obsolete) To fear.

Fearverb

(transitive) To venerate; to feel awe towards.

‘People who fear God can be found in Christian churches.’;

Doubtverb

(obsolete) To fill with fear; to affright.

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Fearverb

(transitive) Regret.

‘I fear I have bad news for you: your husband has died.’;

Doubtverb

To waver in opinion or judgment; to be in uncertainty as to belief respecting anything; to hesitate in belief; to be undecided as to the truth of the negative or the affirmative proposition; to b e undetermined.

‘Even in matters divine, concerning some things, we may lawfully doubt, and suspend our judgment.’; ‘To try your love and make you doubt of mine.’;

Fearverb

To cause fear to; to frighten.

Doubtverb

To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive.

Fearverb

To be anxious or solicitous for.

Doubtverb

To question or hold questionable; to withhold assent to; to hesitate to believe, or to be inclined not to believe; to withhold confidence from; to distrust; as, I have heard the story, but I doubt the truth of it.

‘To admire superior sense, and doubt their own!’; ‘I doubt not that however changed, you keepSo much of what is graceful.’; ‘We doubt not nowBut every rub is smoothed on our way.’;

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Fearverb

To suspect; to doubt.

Doubtverb

To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of.

‘Edmond [was a] good man and doubted God.’; ‘I doubt some foul play.’; ‘That I of doubted danger had no fear.’;

Fearadjective

(dialectal) Able; capable; stout; strong; sound.

‘hale and fear’;

Doubtverb

To fill with fear; to affright.

‘The virtues of the valiant CaratachMore doubt me than all Britain.’;

Fearnoun

A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.

Doubtnoun

A fluctuation of mind arising from defect of knowledge or evidence; uncertainty of judgment or mind; unsettled state of opinion concerning the reality of an event, or the truth of an assertion, etc.; hesitation.

‘Doubt is the beginning and the end of our efforts to know.’; ‘Doubt, in order to be operative in requiring an acquittal, is not the want of perfect certainty (which can never exist in any question of fact) but a defect of proof preventing a reasonable assurance of quilt.’;

Fearnoun

A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.

‘Fear is an uneasiness of the mind, upon the thought of future evil likely to befall us.’; ‘Where no hope is left, is left no fear.’;

Doubtnoun

Uncertainty of condition.

‘Thy life shall hang in doubt before thee.’;

Fearnoun

Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Being.

‘I will put my fear in their hearts.’; ‘I will teach you the fear of the Lord.’; ‘Render therefore to all their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due . . . fear to whom fear.’;

Doubtnoun

Suspicion; fear; apprehension; dread.

‘I stand in doubt of you.’; ‘Nor slack her threatful hand for danger's doubt.’;

Fearnoun

That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.

‘There were they in great fear, where no fear was.’; ‘The fear of your adventure would counsel you to a more equal enterprise.’;

Doubtnoun

Difficulty expressed or urged for solution; point unsettled; objection.

‘To every doubt your answer is the same.’;

Fearverb

To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude.

‘I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.’;

Doubtnoun

the state of being unsure of something

Fearverb

To have a reverential awe of; to be solicitous to avoid the displeasure of.

‘Leave them to God above; him serve and fear.’;

Doubtnoun

uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something;

‘the dubiousness of his claim’; ‘there is no question about the validity of the enterprise’;

Fearverb

To be anxious or solicitous for; now replaced by fear for.

‘The sins of the father are to be laid upon the children, therefore . . . I fear you.’;

Doubtverb

consider unlikely or have doubts about;

‘I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage’;

Fearverb

To suspect; to doubt.

‘Ay what else, fear you not her courage?’;

Doubtverb

lack confidence in or have doubts about;

‘I doubt these reports’; ‘I suspect her true motives’; ‘she distrusts her stepmother’;

Fearverb

To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear.

‘Fear their people from doing evil.’; ‘Tush, tush! fear boys with bugs.’;

Doubtnoun

a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction

‘some doubt has been cast upon the authenticity of this account’; ‘they had doubts that they would ever win’;

Fearverb

To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.

‘I exceedingly fear and quake.’;

Doubtverb

feel uncertain about

‘I doubt my ability to do the job’; ‘I doubt if anyone slept that night’;

Fearnoun

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

Doubtverb

question the truth or fact of (something)

‘who can doubt the value and necessity of these services?’;

Fearnoun

an anxious feeling;

‘care had aged him’; ‘they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction’;

Doubtverb

disbelieve or lack faith in (someone)

‘I have no reason to doubt him’;

Fearnoun

a profound emotion inspired by a deity;

‘the fear of God’;

Doubtverb

feel uncertain, especially about one's religious beliefs.

Fearverb

be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event;

‘I fear she might get aggressive’;

Doubtverb

fear; be afraid

‘I doubt not any ones contradicting this Journal’;

Fearverb

be afraid or scared of; be frightened of;

‘I fear the winters in Moscow’; ‘We should not fear the Communists!’;

Doubt

Doubt is a mental state in which the mind remains suspended between two or more contradictory propositions, unable to be certain of any of them. Doubt on an emotional level is indecision between belief and disbelief.

Fearverb

be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement;

‘I fear I won't make it to your wedding party’;

Fearverb

be uneasy or apprehensive about;

‘I fear the results of the final exams’;

Fearverb

regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of;

‘Fear God as your father’; ‘We venerate genius’;

Fear

Fear is an emotion induced by the perception or recognition of phenomena which can pose a danger or threat. Fear causes physiological changes and therefore may produce behavioral changes, such as mounting an aggressive response or fleeing the threat.

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