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Spanish translation of “fear”

fear

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 afraid
temeroso
Chloe gave him a fearful look.
terrible
terrible, espantoso
The lion gave a fearful roar.
very bad
terrible, tremendo
a fearful mistake.
fearfully adverb
temerosamente
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.
(Definition of fear from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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