abject fear


abject fear
total and hopeless fear

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Fear — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Fear >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 fear fear timidity diffidence want of confidence Sgm: N 1 apprehensiveness apprehensiveness fearfulness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 solicitude solicitude anxiety care …   English dictionary for students

  • fear — 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… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream — by Hunter S. Thompson (1971)    A significant portion of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is set on the road, but the particular version of self discovery that hunger s. thompson gives the reader is vastly different than the version jack kerouac… …   Encyclopedia of Beat Literature

  • cowardice — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Shrinking from pain or danger Nouns 1. cowardice, cowardliness, pusillanimity, poltroonery, baseness; dastardliness; abject fear, funk; Dutch courage; fear, white feather, faint heart, timidity. Informal …   English dictionary for students

  • Cowardice — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Excess of fear. < N PARAG:Cowardice >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 cowardice cowardice pusillanimity Sgm: N 1 cowardliness cowardliness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 timidity timidity effeminacy GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • fawn — vb Fawn, toady, truckle, cringe, cower are comparable when they mean to act or behave with abjectness in the presence of a superior. Fawn implies a courting of favor by such acts of a sycophant as servile flattery and exaggerated deference {they… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ab|ject´ly — ab|ject «AB jehkt, ab JEHKT», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. so low or degraded as to be hopeless; wretched; miserable: »Many people still live in abject poverty. 2. deserving contempt; despicable: »abject flattery. Shame on you for your abject fear!… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ab|ject´ness — ab|ject «AB jehkt, ab JEHKT», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. so low or degraded as to be hopeless; wretched; miserable: »Many people still live in abject poverty. 2. deserving contempt; despicable: »abject flattery. Shame on you for your abject fear!… …   Useful english dictionary


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