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English Dictionary: fearful by the DICT Development Group
2 results for fearful
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. experiencing or showing fear; "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism"
  2. causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"
    Synonym(s): awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
  3. lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
    Synonym(s): cowardly, fearful
    Antonym(s): brave, courageous
  4. extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"
    Synonym(s): fearful, frightful
  5. timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"
    Synonym(s): fearful, timorous, trepid
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fearful \Fear"ful\, a.
      1. Full of fear, apprehension, or alarm; afraid; frightened.
                     Anxious amidst all their success, and fearful amidat
                     all their power.                                 --Bp.
      2. inclined to fear; easily frightened; without courage;
                     What man is there that is fearful and faint-hearted?
                                                                              --Deut. xx. 8.
      3. Indicating, or caused by, fear.
                     Cold fearful drops stand on my trembling flesh.
      4. Inspiring fear or awe; exciting apprehension or terror;
            terrible; frightful; dreadful.
                     This glorious and fearful name, The Lord thy God.
                                                                              xxviii. 58.
                     Death is a fearful thing.                  --Shak.
                     In dreams they fearful precipices tread. --Dryden.
      Syn: Apprehensive; afraid; timid; timorous; horrible;
               distressing; shocking; frightful; dreadful; awful.
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