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fearful

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪrfəl; ˈfɪəfəl/

Translation of fearful in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 2 (timid) [person] miedoso, temeroso 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/infinitivo 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.

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