FEAR, stand in awe of; be afraid &c. adj.; have qualms &c. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust (disbelieve) [See Unbelief. Doubt].
hesitate &c. (be irresolute) [See Irresolution]; falter, funk [colloq.], cower, crouch; skulk (cowardice) [See Cowardice]; take fright, take alarm; start, wince, flinch, shy, shrink, blench; fly (avoid) [See Avoidance].
grow pale, turn pale, stand aghast; be in a daze; not dare to say ones soul is ones own.
TREMBLE, shake; shiver, - in ones shoes; shudder, flutter; shake -, tremble- -like an aspen leaf, - all over; quake, quaver, quiver, quail.
FRIGHTEN, fright, affright, terrify; inspire -, excite- -fear, - awe; raise apprehensions; bulldoze [colloq., U. S.], faze [colloq. or dial.], feeze or feaze [dial. Eng. & colloq. U. S.]; give -, raise -, sound- an alarm; alarm, startle, scare, cry wolf, disquiet, dismay, astound; frighten from ones propriety; frighten out of ones -wits, - senses, - seven senses; awe; strike all of a heap [colloq.], strike an awe into, strike terror; harrow up the soul, appall or appal, unman, petrify, horrify; pile on the agony.
make ones -flesh creep, - hair stand on end, - blood run cold, - teeth chatter; take away -, stop- ones breath; make one tremble &c.
DAUNT, put in fear, intimidate, cow, daunt, overawe, abash, deter, discourage; browbeat, bully; threaten [See Threat]; terrorize, put in bodily fear.
HAUNT, obsess, beset, besiege; prey -, weigh- on the mind.
AFRAID, fearful, timid, timorous, nervous, diffident, coy, faint-hearted, tremulous, shaky, afraid of ones shadow, apprehensive, restless, fidgety; more frightened than hurt.
fearing &c. v.; frightened &c. v.; in fear, in a fright &c. n.; haunted with the fear of &c. n.; afeard [obs. or dial.].
aghast; awe-struck, awe-stricken; horror-struck, horror-stricken; terror-struck, terror-stricken; panic-struck, panic-stricken; frightened to death, white as a sheet; pale, - as -death, - ashes, - a ghost; breathless, in hysterics.
INSPIRING FEAR &c. v.; alarming; formidable, redoubtable; perilous (danger) [See Danger]; portentous; fearful, dread, dreadful, fell, dire, direful, shocking, frightful, terrible, terrific, tremendous; horrid, horrible, horrific, ghastly, awful, aweinspiring; revolting (painful) [See Painfulness]; Gorgonian, Gorgon-like.
in terrorem [L.].
angels and ministers of grace defend us! [Hamlet].
Ante tubam trepidat.
Ones heart failing one.
Obstupui steteruntque comæ et vox faucibus hæsit.Vergil
A dagger of the mind.Macbeth
Letting I dare not wait upon I would.Macbeth
Fain would I climb but that I fear to fall.Raleigh
Fear is the parent of cruelty.Froude
Gorgons and hydras and chimeras dire.Paradise Lost