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A state of unpleasant arousal in situations of real threat (as opposed to anxiety, which generally occurs without the presence of any external stimulus).

Example: A soldier is pinned down by heavy fire; his ammunition is expended and all his friends are dead or wounded. He trembles with dread.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Fear. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 13, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/fear/