Translation of "fear" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /fɪər/ us /fɪər/

B1 a strong, bad feeling that you get when you think that something bad might happen

She was trembling with fear.
There are fears that the disease will spread.
verb uk /fɪər/ us /fɪər/

to be worried or frightened that something bad might happen or might have happened

Police fear that she drowned in the river.

to be frightened of something or someone unpleasant

Many older people fear death.

(Translation of “fear” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /fiə/

(a) feeling of great worry or anxiety caused by the knowledge of danger

miedo, temor
The soldier tried not to show his fear
She has a deep-seated fear of spiders.
fearful adjective


Chloe gave him a fearful look.


terrible, espantoso
The lion gave a fearful roar.

very bad

terrible, tremendo
a fearful mistake.
fearfully adverb

She was trembling fearfully as she spoke.
fearless adjective

without fear; brave

intrépido, audaz
a fearless soldier.
fearlessly adverb

sin temor
for fear of

so as not to

por miedo de, por temor a
She would not go swimming for fear of catching a cold.
in fear of

in a state of being afraid of

con miedo a
He lived in fear of his mother.

(Translation of “fear” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)