I fear

Definition of I fear

formal
used in speech when one is worried that something bad or unpleasant has happened or is true
  • I fear that we're already too late.
  • These problems have no easy solution, I fear.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : the 9th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. imaginary unit

  1. : the one who is speaking or writing — compare me, mine, my, we

  1. : someone aware of possessing a personal individuality : self

  1. iodine

  1. used as a connective vowel to join word elements especially of Latin origin

fear play
  1. : frighten

  2. : to feel fear in (oneself)

  3. : to have a reverential awe of

  1. : an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger

  2. : an instance of this emotion

  3. : a state marked by this emotion


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