Translation of fear in Spanish:


miedo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfɪr//fɪə/


  • 1

    miedo masculine
    temor masculine
    she knows no fear no sabe lo que es el miedo
    • fear of death/heights miedo a la muerte/las alturas
    • fear of falling/flying miedo de / a caerse/volar
    • her fears proved to be unfounded sus temores resultaron ser infundados
    • plagued by doubt(s) and fear(s) lleno de dudas y temores
    • my worst fears came true pasó lo que más me temía
    • fear for sb/sth
    • her fear s for her children/safety were understandable era comprensible que tuviera miedo por sus hijos/su seguridad
    • fears for the missing climbers are growing se teme cada vez más por la vida de los montañistas desaparecidos
    • to go / be in fear of sb/sth vivir atemorizado por algn/algo
    • to go / be in fear of one's life temer por su (/ mi etc. ) vida
    • in fear and trembling lleno de miedo
    • she wouldn't touch it for fear of breaking it no quería tocarlo por miedo / temor de / a romperlo
    • she refused for fear (that) she might be found out se negó por miedo a que la descubrieran
    • have no fear pierde (/ pierda etc. ) cuidado
    • without fear or favor con imparcialidad
    • The newspapers have been responsibly restrained in their editorials which reflect the growing fears and safety concerns of the citizenry.
    • The traffic commissioner's inquiry slashed the company's operating licence from 35 buses to 25 because of safety fears.
    • The FA says the discrepancy arose due to fears about safety.
    • A source close to the star told the paper: "He is in real fear for his life."
    • He said research showed that the physical environment in which people live had a direct impact upon fears and concerns about their safety.
    • An absence of staff and police officers, lighting problems and limited use of security cameras have been identified as some of the factors behind safety fears.
    • Some are working up to 72-hour weekends, sparking fears about their safety.
    • But that is not enough to quash parental fears about its safety.
    • The union insists the dispute concerns health and safety fears.
    • All the UK stores are temporarily closed amid safety fears.
    • When the original pilots voted to withdraw their services amid fears over river safety, their contracts ran out during the strike.
    • Proposals for massive wind turbines at Felliscliffe have been rejected amid fears about aircraft safety.
    • Airport officials are being invited to a meeting in Burley-in-Wharfedale amid fears about the safety of aircraft flying over the area.
    • He does, however, see an opportunity for brands to provide consumers with comfort and relief from the anxieties caused by safety fears.
    • Their supporters have repeatedly expressed fears for their safety as long as they remain in Colombia.
    • He had recently expressed fears for his safety.
    • The RAF team cancelled their display due to safety fears, leaving thousands of spectators angry and disappointed.
    • That means passengers face further chaos and safety fears.
    • Families spoke of their own fears about the safety of their own children.
    • A planning inspector has given the go-ahead for the site of a former jam factory at Easterton to be developed, despite fears over safety.
  • 2

    (risk, chance, likelihood)
    there's little fear of me getting caught hay muy pocas posibilidades de que me agarren
    • there's no fear of that happening no hay peligro de que eso ocurra
    • as interjection no fear!
    • want to try parachuting? — no fear! ¿quieres probar a hacer paracaidismo? — ¡ni loco! / ¡ni muerto!
    • I do fear what will happen when it is found out who committed this act - military action probably will follow.
    • Now all he felt like doing was whimpering in panic and fear of what would happen if his family ever found him.
    • Having decided to remain here, it makes no sense that I walk around and live in total fear of what could happen to me.
    • And what's the thing you most fear happening to man, with technology?
    • These words express fear of the possibility of a destructive risk that lurks in poetry.
    • I have a terrible fear of loss, I have a terrible fear of the unexpected happening.
    • Walking into the room he was confused and overcome with fear of what might happen.
    • I only fear what may happen if drivers do find Crossborough Hill a cheaper means of parking.
    • Because of the history, there is a lot of fear of what may happen.
    • I did not pull out the money in fear of what might happen if I did dare do so.
    • A fear of the risk in making significant investment in automated applications is putting off many companies which could benefit.
    • The pit of my stomach had an odd feeling of excitement mixed with fear of what was happening between Raleigh and me.
    • Darren didn't say anything as he shivered from the cold and from his fear of what would happen to him now.
    • And many fear what will happen to their children if the option of simply closing the school is pursued.
    • He collapsed to the floor and Cain stood there; frozen in fear at what was happening next.
    • The creeping fear of what might happen next is influencing public opinion even in the American heartlands.
    • Their fear of what might happen made them hesitate, only for a second, but it was enough.
    • Is it right for society to live in fear and risk the chance of another murder?
    • All the time I'm either in fear of what will happen, or I think I ought to be afraid, but this morning I felt strong and resolute.
    • She had not wanted to stop kissing him, in fear of what would happen afterwards.
  • 3

    temor masculine
    the fear of God el temor de Dios
    • to put the fear of God into sb asustar muchísimo a algn
    • At the centre of it all is a shallow self-centred consumerism, coupled with a debilitating absence of fear and reverence for God.
    • The Table is a place of feasting and refreshment, but also a place of mystery tinged with reverent fear.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (be afraid of, dread)
    (person/consequences/death) temer
    (consequences/death/person) tenerle miedo a
    to fear the worst temer(se) lo peor
    • we fear that she might be seriously hurt tememos que esté gravemente herida
    • he was feared dead se temía que hubiera muerto
    • you have/there is nothing to fear no tienes/no hay nada que temer
  • 2

    (think, suspect)
    to fear ( that ) temerse que
    • I fear we've lost our way (mucho) me temo que nos hemos perdido
    • it's feared he may have been murdered se teme que lo hayan asesinado
    • I fear so/not me temo que sí/no
  • 3archaic

    (God) temer

intransitive verb

  • 1

    never fear no temas
    • to fear for sb/sth temer por algn/algo
    • he fears for his children/life teme por sus hijos/su vida