fearfulness fearfulness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  2. (n) the trait of being afraid

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Tossing off remarks about filmland's Gomorrah atmosphere, its chronic fearfulness.
  2. But in my fearfulness, I stayed willfully ignorant of alcoholism.
  3. It is the taking of the hand of tenderness into the fearfulness of aspiration.

News

  • Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif in Tennessee Williams Rarity

    Here they are, New York, the ultimate brother-and-sister act, a pair of genetically matched hams who combine the narcissism, fearfulness, shabbiness and splendor of every actor who ever walked the boards.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "It all stems from a fearfulness of well-meaning people," says Michael Gorman, president of the library association. "We believe in parental responsibility, and that you should take care of what your children are reading. But it's not your...
    on Sep 1, 2005 By: Michael Gorman Source: MSNBC

  2. "In a very short time, I think in many ways the whole impression of many Americans about China changed considerably. From one of fearfulness, distance, (and) suspicion, to interest, (and) intrigue, willing to consider that we might be able to...
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Orville Schell Source: CRIENGLISH.com

  3. Faludi's book is "a very important wake-up call to voters about the risks of getting caught up in a kind of war-like fearfulness," Pollitt said. "That was what happened after 9/11, and pretty soon we were involved in two wars."
    on Oct 8, 2007 By: Katha Pollitt Source: calendarlive.com

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