Translation of fear in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable and countable (apprehension) she knows no fearfear of death/heightsno sabe lo que es el miedofear of falling/flyingmiedo a la muerte/las alturasher fears proved to be unfoundedmiedo de or a caerse/volarplagued by doubt(s) and fear(s)sus temores resultaron ser infundadosmy worst fears came truelleno de dudas y temoresfearpasó lo que más me temía
forsomebody/somethingher fear s for her children/safety were understandablefears for the missing climbers are growingera comprensible que tuviera miedo por sus hijos/su seguridadto go o be in fear of somebody/something [formal]se teme cada vez más por la vida de los montañistas desaparecidosto go o be in fear of one's lifevivir atemorizado por alguien/algoin fear and trembling [literary]temer por su ( or mi etc) vidashe wouldn't touch it for fear of breaking itatemorizadolleno de miedoshe refused for fear (that) she might be found outno quería tocarlo por miedo or temor de or a romperlohave no fear [archaic or hum]se negó por miedo a que la descubrieranwithout fear or favor [formal]pierde ( or pierda etc) cuidadocon 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) See examples: there's little fear of me getting caughtthere's no fear of that happeninghay muy pocas posibilidades de que me agarren or (especially Spain) de que me cojanno fear! (as interjection) [colloquial]want to try parachuting? — no fear!no hay peligro de que eso ocurra¿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 Godto put the fear of God into somebodyel temor de Diosasustar 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 worsttenerle miedo awe fear that she might be seriously hurttemer(se) lo peorhe was feared deadtememos que esté gravemente heridayou have/there is nothing to fearse temía que hubiera muerto1.2 (think, suspect) See examples:to fear (no tienes/no hay nada que temer
that)I fear we've lost our waytemerse queit's feared he may have been murdered(mucho) me temo que nos hemos perdidoI fear so/notse teme que lo hayan asesinadome 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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