French translation of 'fear'
(= fright) peur f
(= apprehension) (of something that may happen) crainte f
to shake with fear trembler de peur
to live without fear vivre sans crainte
her worst fears were realized ses pires craintes devinrent réalité
my greatest fear is that ... ce que je redoute par-dessus tout, c’est que ...
fear of the dark peur du noir
fear of spiders peur des araignées
fear of heights vertige m
fear of failure peur de l’échec ⧫ crainte de l’échec
to be in fear of sth/sb avoir peur de qch/qn ⧫ craindre qch/qn
to be in fear of one’s life craindre pour sa vie
fears are growing that ... on craint de plus en plus que ...
for fear of de peur de (+ infin) ⧫ de peur que (+ subj)
They did not mention it for fear of annoying him. Ils n’en ont pas parlé de peur de le contrarier. ⧫ Ils n’en ont pas parlé de peur qu’il ne se contrarie.
2. (= risk, chance)
there’s no fear of that ça ne risque pas d’arriver
no fear! il n’y a pas de danger !
[person, thing] craindre
You have nothing to fear. Vous n’avez rien à craindre.
a woman whom he disliked and feared une femme qu’il n’aimait pas et qu’il craignait ⧫ une femme qu’il n’aimait pas et dont il avait peur
An epidemic of plague was feared. On redoutait une épidémie de peste.
More than two million refugees have fled the area, fearing attack. Plus de 2 millions de réfugiés ont fui la région, dans la crainte d’une attaque.
to be feared dead
Twenty people are feared dead after the explosion. Vingt personnes auraient perdu la vie dans l’explosion.
to fear (that) ... craindre que ...
to fear for [person] craindre pour; [one’s future, one’s safety] craindre pour
to fear for one’s life craindre pour sa vie
fear not! (= don’t worry) n’ayez crainte !
never fear! (= don’t worry) ne craignez rien !
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Example Sentences Including 'fear'
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Some users fear that their ability to snoop may amount to industrial espionage.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The move comes amid fears that the bank will remain under majority taxpayer ownership for longer than expected just a couple of years ago.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Women also feared that they might die themselves.The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)
He says fear of failure keeps him afloat.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
If we say what we really think we fear that the entire fabric of our civilisation will be destroyed.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Too many people fear failure more than they want to win.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Sometimes there is a fear about getting tight to better players.The Sun (2016)
To have a player of that stature in your side puts fear into people.The Sun (2016)
You have to take away the fear.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The pattern of eating to assuage fear and anxiety was established for life.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
There was a tangible sense of fear and distress as they were slipping down the ramp.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
A spokesman said:'Their actions cause fear and anxiety.The Sun (2016)
Dozens of people are feared to have been killed and many more injured.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Drivers saw it as a further source of fear and danger.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
I fear that my country is in danger.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Investors have feared that the bank could face mounting losses from its involvement in exotic investment funds.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Others may think that she fears having a fair trial and being found guilty of a crime she did not commit.The Sun (2013)
So has the idea that you should grab hold of nurse for fear of something worse.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The fear of something is always going to be worse than the reality.The Sun (2012)
There must also be fears for the ability of forces to work together.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
There was no sign that she was in any distress or feared for her safety.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There were also fears about finding available homes.The Sun (2016)
They also fear that budget pressures will increase the use of custody.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Well, fear is not something to build a solid foundation on.The Sun (2017)
You went through a horrible experience made worse by the fear and anxiety he left you with.The Sun (2014)
She need not deal with her fears about what her anger will do to others or how they might react.Beyond Chaotic Eating (1993)
We had to overcome our shyness or fear of people and social situations.Get the Best out of the Rest of Your Life (1990)
You could feel and see the utter fear throughout the country.Christianity Today (2000)
Many who fear their partners leave before things get worse.Everyday Violence (1990)
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'fear' in Other Languages
British English: fear /fɪə/ NOUN
Fear is the unpleasant feeling of worry that you get when you think that you are in danger or that something horrible is going to happen.
I was shaking with fear.
- American English: fear
- Arabic: خَوْف
- Brazilian Portuguese: medo
- Chinese: 害怕
- Croatian: strah
- Czech: strach
- Danish: frygt
- Dutch: angst
- European Spanish: miedo
- Finnish: pelko
- French: peur
- German: Angst
- Greek: φόβος
- Italian: paura
- Japanese: 不安
- Korean: 두려움
- Norwegian: frykt
- Polish: obawa
- European Portuguese: medo
- Romanian: frică
- Russian: страх
- Spanish: miedo
- Swedish: rädsla
- Thai: ความกลัว
- Turkish: korku
- Ukrainian: страх
- Vietnamese: nỗi sợ
British English: fear /fɪə/ VERB
If you fear something unpleasant, you are worried that it might happen, or might have happened.
She feared she had pneumonia.
- American English: fear
- Arabic: يَخافُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: temer
- Chinese: 害怕
- Croatian: bojati se
- Czech: bát se
- Danish: frygte
- Dutch: bang zijn
- European Spanish: temer
- Finnish: pelätä
- French: craindre
- German: fürchten
- Greek: φοβάμαι
- Italian: temere
- Japanese: 恐れる
- Korean: 두려워하다
- Norwegian: frykte
- Polish: bać się
- European Portuguese: temer
- Romanian: a-i fi frică
- Russian: бояться
- Spanish: temer
- Swedish: vara rädd för
- Thai: กลัว
- Turkish: korkmak
- Ukrainian: боятися
- Vietnamese: sợ
Translation of fear from the Collins English to French Dictionary