Definition Of fear
an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
drivers are threatening to quit their jobs in fear after a cabby's murder
be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening.
he said he didn't care about life so why should he fear death?
Example Of fear
fear of increasing unemployment
fear of unemployment is paralysing the economy
A fear of the risk in making significant investment in automated applications is putting off many companies which could benefit.
A source close to the star told the paper: "He is in real fear for his life."
Accordingly, there was no arguable case that he had a well-founded fear of persecution.