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Meaning of “fear” - Learner’s Dictionary

fear

noun     /fɪər/
B1 [C, U] a strong, unpleasant feeling that you get when you think that something bad, dangerous, or frightening might happen: She was trembling with fear. Unlike the rest of us, Dave had no fear of snakes. [+ (that)] There are fears that the disease will spread to other countries.Fear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general words
for fear of sth/doing sth
because you are worried about something/doing something: I didn't want to move for fear of waking her up.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
Translations of “fear”
in Arabic خَوف…
in Korean 두려움…
in Malaysian ketakutan…
in French peur…
in Turkish korku, endişe…
in Italian paura…
in Chinese (Traditional) 害怕,懼怕, 擔憂…
in Russian страх…
in Polish strach, obawa, lęk…
in Vietnamese sự sợ hãi…
in Spanish miedo, temor…
in Portuguese medo…
in Thai ความกลัว…
in German die Furcht…
in Catalan por…
in Japanese 恐怖…
in Indonesian ketakutan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 害怕,惧怕, 担忧…
(Definition of fear noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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