1. [ noun ] an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
Synonyms: fear fearfulness
Related terms: fearlessness emotion panic horror alarm apprehension frisson hysteria timidity awe scare creeps intimidation stage_fright cold_sweat frighten afraid unafraid
2. [ verb ] cause fear in
Synonyms: frighten scare affright

"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"

Related terms: stimulate dismay intimidate awe terrify spook consternate bluff horrify daunt daunt fear terrorization fear
Similar spelling:   freight