fear and loathing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Popularized by Dr. Hunter S. Thompson in his 1972 novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and used widely afterwards.

Noun[edit]

fear and loathing (uncountable)

  1. The type of anger and distrust generated when politicians or representatives of the American legal hierarchy (i.e. District Attorneys) clash, or disagree, with the people they are paid to represent, causing a threat to the people.