What is the opposite of fear?

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Noun
Opposite for an unpleasant emotion caused by the perception of danger, pain, or harm
“When he witnessed an assault on a defenceless elderly man, he was filled with courage to step in and stop the attack.”
Noun
Opposite for a phobia, usually irrational or obsessive
“Dian Fossey was a primatologist who found comfort among the brutish yet majestic gorillas.”
Noun
Opposite for 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.”
Verb
Opposite for 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 criticisms.”
Verb
Opposite for to have a phobia of
“I definitely relax more in the presence of wild beasts than I do my human brethren.”
Verb
(with infinitive) Opposite for avoid something because one has too many concerns
“It is time to confront your fear of heights and take the plunge.”
Noun
Opposite for a concern for something or someone
“Peter's unconcern for his children's welfare led to authorities taking them away.”
Verb
(followed by for) Opposite for to have concern on behalf of
“He could have been treated, but the experts chose to ignore the fact that he had a mental health problem.”
Verb
Opposite for regard with veneration and reverance, particularly for deities and gods
“I contemn the worship of Gods because I am narcissistic and have a problem putting anyone above myself.”
Noun
Opposite for the chance of something unpleasant happening
“There is a very strong unlikelihood that lightning would strike the same location twice.”
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