Main definitions of over-fear in English

: over-fear1over-fear2

over-fear1

noun

rare
  • Excessive fear.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Fuller (1607/8–1661), Church of England clergyman. From over-fear.

Pronunciation

over-fear

/ˌəʊvəˈfɪə/

Main definitions of over-fear in English

: over-fear1over-fear2

over-fear2

verb

  • with object To be excessively afraid of.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Henry Smith (c1560–1591), Church of England clergyman. From over- + fear.

Pronunciation

over-fear

/ˌəʊvəˈfɪə/