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fear

noun [C/U]    /fɪər/
a strong emotion caused by great worry about something dangerous, painful, or unknown that is happening or might happen: [U] Even when the boat was rocked by waves, the boy showed no fear. [C] The low sales continued, confirming our worst fears. [U] She stood very still for fear of (= because she was worried about) being noticed. fearless    /ˈfɪər·ləs/ adjective He was a tough, fearless soldier.
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