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- n. The quality of being fearful
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being fearful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being fearful or timorous; timidity; awe; alarm; dread.
- n. The quality of causing fear or alarm; dreadfulness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
- n. the trait of being afraid
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This smart girl's lack of attention to her assignments, and her overt "fearfulness" surely suggest something else is going on it her life.
They are not easily aroused into the fearfulness which is so often the parent of thoughtlessness.
From this, or, it may be, from some deeper cause with which this is connected, arose a certain kind of fearfulness associated with the sense of hearing, of which I have never heard a corresponding instance.
The personality trait that best predicted the overestimation bias was fearfulness, not other negative-affect traits such as anxiety or anger.
When someone acts bizarre and rants and raves in public, they do trigger fearfulness and avoidance in those around them.
For example, if the person was avoiding eye contact an indicator of fearfulness, Kurtz might say, "you're totally safe here," guessing that the client's unconscious thought otherwise.
Sophisticated neuroimaging shows the brains of those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to be abnormal in areas regulating memory retrieval and inhibition (hippocampus), fearfulness and focus (pre-frontal cortex), and emotionality and lability (amygdala).
And he was often intimate, revealing his inmost worries or analysing with wise self-knowledge his own fearfulness.
Rather, it's a sign of fearfulness unworthy of Americans, of short-sightedness uncharacteristic of conservatives, of excuse-making for thuggery unworthy of the American conservative tradition.
It makes me sad in a way that people do feel this kind of tense fearfulness about the way that they and their culture are written about.