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fear·ful

fearful

 
pronunciation:
fir fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having feelings of fear or apprehension.
She'd always been fearful of air travel, but there was no way to avoid it now.With the takeover by the new leader, many were fearful for the future.
antonyms:
adventuresome, daring, dauntless, fearless, spunky, unafraid, undaunted
similar words:
afraid, apprehensive, coward, faint, nervous, scared, timid, timorous, tremendous
definition 2: causing or likely to cause fear.
The fearful storm was approaching rapidly.The prime minister made the fearful announcement that the country was now at war.
antonyms:
reassuring
similar words:
dire, dread, dreadful, ghastly, terrible
definition 3: extreme or intense.
There is now a fearful degree of anger among the citizens.
definition 4: overwhelmed by awe or reverence.
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derivations: fearfully (adv.), fearfulness (n.)
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