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  • 1 Fear (in Canon Law) —     Fear     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Fear     (IN CANON LAW.)     A mental disturbance caused by the perception of instant or future danger. Since fear, in greater or less degree, diminishes freedom of action, contracts entered into through… …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 fear — [fir] n. [ME fer < OE fær, lit., sudden attack, akin to OHG fāra, ambush, snare: for IE base see PERIL] 1. a feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by the presence or nearness of danger, evil, pain, etc.; timidity; dread; terror; fright;… …

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  • 4 fear — n. & v. n. 1 a an unpleasant emotion caused by exposure to danger, expectation of pain, etc. b a state of alarm (be in fear). 2 a cause of fear (all fears removed). 3 (often foll. by of) dread or fearful respect (towards) (had a fear of heights) …

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  • 5 fear — /fɪə / (say fear) noun 1. a painful feeling of impending danger, evil, trouble, etc.; the feeling or condition of being afraid. 2. a specific instance of such a feeling. 3. anxiety; solicitude. 4. reverential awe, especially towards God. 5. a… …

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  • 6 Fear of flying — is a fear of being on a plane while in flight. It is also sometimes referred to as aerophobia, aviatophobia, aviophobia or pteromechanophobia.OverviewFear of flying may be a distinct phobia in itself, or it may be an indirect manifestation of one …

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  • 7 Fear of bees — or bee stings is one of common fears among people. Apiphobia (from Latin apis for honey bee ), melissophobia (from Greek melissa for honeybee and occasionally misspelt as melissaphobia), is a fear of bees and a kind of specific phobia. Contents 1 …

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  • 8 Fear (From a Moral Standpoint) —     Fear     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Fear     (CONSIDERED FROM A MORAL STANDPOINT.)     Fear is an unsettlement of soul consequent upon the apprehension of some present or future danger. It is here viewed from the moral standpoint, that is, in… …

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  • 9 Fear of children — and/or infants or childhood is alternately called ped o phobia or ped ia phobia. [Kring, A., Davison, G., et al (2006) Abnormal Psychology Wiley.] [Djordjevic, S. (2004) Dictionary of Medicine: French English with English French Glossary.… …

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  • 10 fear — /fear/, n. 1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. 2. a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling: an abnormal fear of… …

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  • 11 cause´less|ly — cause|less «KZ lihs», adjective. 1. without any known cause; happening by chance. 2. without good reason; not having reason enough: »causeless fear of the dark. –cause´less|ly, adverb …

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  • 12 cause|less — «KZ lihs», adjective. 1. without any known cause; happening by chance. 2. without good reason; not having reason enough: »causeless fear of the dark. –cause´less|ly, adverb …

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  • 13 Fear of youth — The irrational fear of youth is called ephebiphobia. [Fletcher, A. (2006) [http://www.commonaction.org/WYVD.pdf Washington Youth Voice Handbook] . CommonAction. p 9.] First coined as the fear and loathing of teenagers, [Astroth, K. (1994) Beyond… …

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  • 14 Fear of medical procedures — Most people suffer from a form of fear of medical procedures during their life. There are many different aspects of this fear and not everyone has every part. Some of these parts include fear of surgery, fear of dental work and fear of doctors… …

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  • 15 fear — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, deep, deep seated, genuine, great, intense, overwhelming, pure, real, terrible …

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  • 16 Fear of bearing a malformed child — An abnormal and persistent fear of bearing a malformed child is termed teratophobia. A phobia is an unreasonable sort of fear that can cause avoidance and panic. Phobias are a relatively common type of anxiety disorder. The term teratophobia is… …

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  • 17 Fear Her — 176 – Fear Her Doctor Who episode Cast Doctor David Tennant (Tenth Doctor) …

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  • 18 Fear of childbirth — Tokophobia, or fear of childbirth, is a form of specific phobia. Other terms for the condition include tocophobia and parturiphobia.Psychological disorderIn 2000, an article published in the British Journal of Psychiatry (2000, 176: 83 85)… …

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  • 19 Fear of worms (parasitic) — An abnormal and persistent fear of being infested with parasitic worms called helminths. The technical term for this fear is helminthphobia. The eggs of parasitic worms can contaminate air and water, particularly where hygiene is poor. They can… …

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  • 20 Fear of Flying (The Simpsons) — Infobox Simpsons episode episode name = Fear of Flying image caption = The family watches a plane take off. episode no = 114 prod code = 2F08 airdate = December 18, 1994 show runner = David Mirkin writer = David Sacks director = Mark Kirkland… …

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