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micro- +‎ fear


microfear (usually uncountable, plural microfears)

  1. (informal, neologism) A small amount of fear.
    • 2009 February 21, Hannah Hoag, “Reading the fine print of the human face”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      And he told The New York Times that when he recently looked over Katie Couric's 2007 60 Minutes interview with Yankee infielder Alex Rodriguez, in which he denies using performance-enhancing drugs, Ekman spotted a hint of "microfear" around Rodriguez's lips when Couric asked if he was ever tempted to use illegal drugs.