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    fearful - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fearful

    Definition
    (adj) experiencing or showing fear
    Example Sentence
    • a fearful glance
    • fearful of criticism
    Definition
    (adj) causing fear or dread or terror
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted
    Synonyms : cowardly
    Example Sentence
    • cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then
    Definition
    (adj) extremely distressing
    Synonyms : frightful
    Example Sentence
    • fearful slum conditions
    • a frightful mistake
    Definition
    (adj) timid by nature or revealing timidity
    Synonyms : timorous , trepid
    Example Sentence
    • timorous little mouse
    • in a timorous tone
    • cast fearful glances at the large dog
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