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fearful

fear·ful

fearful

 
pronunciation:
fir fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having feelings of fear or apprehension.
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.
a fearful storm
antonyms:
reassuring
similar words:
dire, dread, dreadful, ghastly, terrible
definition 3: overwhelmed by awe or reverence.
definition 4: extreme or intense.
a fearful error
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derivations: fearfully (adv.), fearfulness (n.)
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