I fear

Definition of I fear

formal

  1. —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

    :  a graphic representation of this letter

    :  a speech counterpart of orthographic i

  1. : industrial

    : initial

    : intelligence

  1. : imaginary unit

fearplay
  1. :  frighten

    :  to feel fear in (oneself)

    :  to have a reverential awe of

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

    :  an instance of this emotion

    :  a state marked by this emotion


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