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fearful

[feer-fuhl]
adjective
1.
causing or apt to cause fear; frightening: a fearful apparition.
2.
feeling fear, dread, apprehension, or solicitude: fearful for his life; fearful lest he commit suicide.
3.
full of awe or reverence: fearful of the Lord.
4.
showing or caused by fear: fearful behavior.
5.
extreme in size, intensity, or badness: a fearful head cold; fearful poverty.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English ferful. See fear, -ful

fearfully, adverb
fearfulness, noun
overfearful, adjective
overfearfully, adverb
overfearfulness, noun
prefearful, adjective
prefearfully, adverb
unfearful, adjective
unfearfully, adverb
unfearfulness, noun

fearful, fearsome.


2. afraid, timid, timorous, apprehensive, uneasy, distrustful; solicitous, anxious, concerned, worried.
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fearful (ˈfɪəfʊl)
 
adj
1.  having fear; afraid
2.  causing fear; frightening
3.  informal very unpleasant or annoying: a fearful cold
 
'fearfulness
 
n

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fearful
mid-14c., causing fear, from fear + -ful. Meaning full of fear, timid (now rare) is from mid-14c. As a mere emphatic, from 1630s. Related: Fearfully; fearfulness-.
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