What is the opposite of fear?

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Noun
Opposite of an unpleasant emotion caused by the perception of danger, pain, or harm
“It took courage for him to stand up for what he believed was right.”
Noun
Opposite of a phobia, usually irrational or obsessive
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“Dian Fossey was a primatologist who found comfort among the brutish yet majestic gorillas.”
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Opposite of a feeling of terrified reverence, particularly towards deities
“Some subscribe to the theory that the indifference towards Gods and religion gives them greater freedom to do whatever they want.”
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Opposite of a concern for something or someone
“Peter's unconcern for his children's welfare would result in authorities taking them away.”
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Opposite of the chance of something unpleasant happening
“There is a distinct unlikelihood that lightning will strike the same place twice.”
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Opposite of the state of being perturbed
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Opposite of psychological term for an irrational or obsessive fear of
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(often follows "pet") Opposite of a personal dislike or source of irritation
“This romantic comedy has become my new favorite movie.”
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Opposite of the property of being unmanly
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Opposite of the possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring
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Opposite of shyness
Noun
Opposite of a psychological dislike or fear
“He was always in the gym because he had a fetish for having big muscles.”
Verb
Opposite of to be afraid of someone or something when considering them to be dangerous, painful, or harmful
“I think I deserve a medal for being able to brave your constant criticism.”
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Opposite of to have a phobia of
“I definitely relax more in the presence of wild beasts than I do among my human brethren.”
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(with infinitive) Opposite of avoid something because one has too many concerns
“It is time to confront your fear of heights and take the plunge.”
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(followed by for) Opposite of to show concern on behalf of
“He could have been treated, but the experts chose to ignore the fact that he had a mental health problem.”
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Opposite of to regard with adoration and reverence, particularly for deities and gods
“As an atheist, I naturally contemn the worship of Gods.”
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Opposite of anticipate with great apprehension or fear
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Opposite of be constantly or visibly anxious
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Opposite of to cause mental or emotional strain or tension in
“It would de-stress me greatly if I achieve the results that I have been working so hard to achieve.”
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Opposite of to be anxious or concerned
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Opposite of have a strong aversion to
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Opposite of to form a supposition
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