Translation of fear in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable and countable (apprehension) she knows no fearno sabe lo que es el miedofear of death/heightsmiedo a la muerte/las alturasfear of falling/flyingmiedo de or a caerse/volarher fears proved to be unfoundedsus temores resultaron ser infundadosplagued by doubt(s) and fear(s)lleno de dudas y temoresmy worst fears came truepasó lo que más me temíafear
forsomebody/somethingher fear s for her children/safety were understandableera comprensible que tuviera miedo por sus hijos/su seguridadfears for the missing climbers are growingse teme cada vez más por la vida de los montañistas desaparecidosto go o be in fear of somebody/something [formal]vivir atemorizado por alguien/algoto go o be in fear of one's lifetemer por su ( or mi etc) vidain fear and trembling [literary]atemorizadoshe wouldn't touch it for fear of breaking it
lleno de miedono quería tocarlo por miedo or temor de or a romperloshe refused for fear (that) she might be found outse negó por miedo a que la descubrieranhave no fear [archaic or hum]pierde ( or pierda etc) cuidadowithout fear or favor [formal]con imparcialidadExample sentences
- The newspapers have been responsibly restrained in their editorials which reflect the growing fears and safety concerns of the citizenry.
- The union insists the dispute concerns health and safety fears.
- He does, however, see an opportunity for brands to provide consumers with comfort and relief from the anxieties caused by safety fears.
- 2 uncountable (risk, chance, likelihood) there's little fear of me getting caughthay muy pocas posibilidades de que me agarren or (especially Spain) de que me cojanthere's no fear of that happeningno hay peligro de que eso ocurrano fear! (as interjection) [colloquial]want to try parachuting? — no fear!¿quieres probar a hacer paracaidismo? — ¡ni loco! or ¡ni muerto!Example sentences
- Is it right for society to live in fear and risk the chance of another murder?
- I have a terrible fear of loss, I have a terrible fear of the unexpected happening.
- All the time I'm either in fear of what will happen, or I think I ought to be afraid, but this morning I felt strong and resolute.
- 3 (awe) the fear of Godel temor de Diosto put the fear of God into somebodyasustar muchísimo a alguienExample sentences
- The Table is a place of feasting and refreshment, but also a place of mystery tinged with reverent fear.
- At the centre of it all is a shallow self-centred consumerism, coupled with a debilitating absence of fear and reverence for God.
- 1 1.1 (be afraid of, dread)(consequences/death/person)to fear the worst
tenerle miedo atemer(se) lo peorwe fear that she might be seriously hurttememos que esté gravemente heridahe was feared deadse temía que hubiera muertoyou have/there is nothing to fearno tienes/no hay nada que temer1.2 (think, suspect)to fear (
that)temerseI fear we've lost our way que(mucho) me temo que nos hemos perdidoit's feared he may have been murderedse teme que lo hayan asesinadoI fear so/notme temo que sí/noExample sentences
- Economists fear unemployment is likely to persist for longer than in previous recessions.
- Far more people fear snakes than are likely to find themselves in the presence of their slippery scales.
- When the person it was addressed to opened it, he feared it was dangerous and police were called in.
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