Share this entry

American English: /ˈfɪrfəl/
British English: /ˈfɪəfʊl/
, /ˈfɪəf(ə)l/

Translation of fearful in Spanish:


  • 2 (timid)
    there's no need to be fearful, he won't eat you
    no seas miedoso or no hay por qué tener miedo, no te va a comer
    to be fearful of -ing
    temer + infinitive
    fearful of causing offense, she said nothing
    temiendo ofender, no dijo nada
    Example sentences
    • There's no question that at the time of the abduction she was in fear and was fearful for a period of time.
    • For example, over the past two decades I was excessively fearful of inflation.
    • Everyone is fearful for his future, and fear leads people to do amazing, extraordinary things.

Definition of fearful in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources


    Next Score: