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Pronunciation: /fɪə/

Translation of fear in Arabic:


  • 1 uncountable/غير معدود (fright) خَوْف, خَشْية he did it out of fear فَعَلَهُ بِدافِعِ الخَوْفِ to live in fear of one's life كانَ يَعيشُ خائِفاً على حَياتِهِ
  • 2 (apprehension) خَوْف my fears for his safety proved groundless ثَبَتَ أنّ خَوْفي على سَلامَتِهِ لم يَكُنْ لَهُ أَساسٌ the operation holds no fears for her لا تَنْطَوي العَمَليّةُ على أَيِّ مَخاوِفَ بالنِسْبةِ لَها
  • 3 (possibility) احْتِمال (plural: احْتِمالات) there's no fear of him being late لَيْسَ هُناكَ احْتِمالٌ أنْ يَتَأَخَّرَ I left quietly for fear of waking them غادَرْتُ بِهُدوءٍ خَشْيةَ أنْ أوقِظَهُمْ

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • (to be afraid of) خافَ (stem vowel = a) (I) (+ من), خَشِيَ (stem vowel = a) (I) [death] [an illness] [a criminal] a ruler who was greatly feared حاكِم كانَ الناسُ يَخافونَ مِنْهُ بِشِدّةٍ a woman to be feared ‫امْرَأة يَنْبَغي الخَوْفُ مِنْها‬ I fear that she may be dead أَخْشى أَنَّها رُبَّما تَكونُ قد ماتَتْ it is feared that the storm may get worse ما يُخْشى مِنْهُ هو أنْ تَزْدادَ العاصِفةُ سوءاً to fear the worst خَشِيَ وُقوعَ أَسْوَأِ التَقْديراتِ 20 people are feared to have died or are feared dead in the accident يُخْشى أنّ 20 شَخْصاً قد ماتوا في الحادِثِ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • to fear for sth/sb خَشِيَ على شَيْءٍ \ شَخْصٍ I fear for her safety/for her أَخْشى على سَلامَتِها \ عَلَيْها

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