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British English: /fɪə/
American English: /ˈfɪr/

Translation of fear in Arabic:


  • 1 uncountable/غير معدود he did it out of fear
    فَعَلَهُ بِدافِعِ الخَوْفِ
    to live in fear of one's life
    كانَ يَعيشُ خائِفاً على حَياتِهِ
  • 2
    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
    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 (+ من)
    خَشِيَ (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 something/somebody
    خَشِيَ على شَيْءٍ \ شَخْصٍ
    I fear for her safety/for her
    أَخْشى على سَلامَتِها \ عَلَيْها
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