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fear·ful

 (fîr′fəl)
adj.
1.
a. Experiencing fear; frightened: fearful about losing one's job; fearful of a scornful response.
b. Inclined to feel anxiety or apprehension; timid; nervous.
c. Indicating anxiety or fear: "Sare faltered, a fearful look clouding her face" (Donna Morrisey).
2. Causing or capable of causing fear; frightening: a fearful howling.
3. Extreme, as in degree or extent. Used especially of something negative: a fearful blunder; fearful poverty.

fear′ful·ly adv.
fear′ful·ness n.

fearful

(ˈfɪəfʊl)
adj
1. having fear; afraid
2. causing fear; frightening
3. informal very unpleasant or annoying: a fearful cold.
ˈfearfulness n

fear•ful

(ˈfɪər fəl)

adj.
1. causing or apt to cause fear; frightening: a fearful blizzard.
2. feeling fear, dread, apprehension, or solicitude; apprehensive; anxious.
3. full of awe or reverence.
4. showing or caused by fear: fearful behavior.
5. extreme in size, intensity, or badness: fearful poverty.
[1300–50]
fear′ful•ly, adv.
fear′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fearful - experiencing or showing fear; "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism"
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"
2.fearful - causing fear or dread or terrorfearful - 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"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger
3.fearful - lacking couragefearful - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"
timid - showing fear and lack of confidence
ignoble - completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose; "something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude"; "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
4.fearful - extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
5.fearful - timid by nature or revealing timidityfearful - timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"
timid - showing fear and lack of confidence

fearful

adjective
1. scared, afraid, alarmed, frightened, nervous, terrified, apprehensive, petrified, jittery (informal) They were fearful that the fighting might spread.
scared confident, undaunted, unabashed, unafraid

fearful

adjective
Translations
خائِفسَيِّء جِداًمُخيف، مُرْعِب
bázlivýhroznýstrašný
bangeforfærdeligfrygtelig
borzalmas
hræîileguróttasleginnskelfilegur, ógnvekjandi
çok kötükorkmuşkorkunç

fearful

[ˈfɪəfʊl] ADJ
1. (= frightened) → temeroso (of de) to be fearful thattener miedo de que + subjun
2. (= frightening) → espantoso
3. (o.f.) (= awful) → horrible

fearful

[ˈfɪərfʊl] adj
(= afraid) → craintif/ive, peureux/euse
to be fearful of sb → avoir peur de qn, craindre qn
to be fearful of sth (= afraid of) → avoir peur de qch (= apprehend) → craindre qch
to be fearful of doing sth → craindre de faire qch
(= dreadful) [sight, noise, condition, shock] → affreux/euse, épouvantable

fearful

adj
(= apprehensive)ängstlich, bang; he was fearful lest he fail/be discovered (old)ihm bangte davor zu versagen/entdeckt zu werden; to be fearful for one’s/somebody’s lifeum sein/jds Leben fürchten; to be fearful of somebody/somethingAngst vor jdm/etw (dat)haben; I was fearful of waking herich befürchtete, dass ich sie aufwecken würde
(= frightening)furchtbar, schrecklich (inf)
(dated inf: = terrible) → furchtbar, schrecklich (inf)

fearful

[ˈfɪəfʊl] adj
a. (frightened) to be fearful oftemere, avere paura di
to be fearful that ... → temere or avere paura che...
b. (frightening, accident) → pauroso/a, spaventoso/a; (sight, noise) → terrificante, spaventoso/a, terribile

fear

(fiə) noun
(a) feeling of great worry or anxiety caused by the knowledge of danger. The soldier tried not to show his fear; fear of water.
verb
1. to feel fear because of (something). She feared her father when he was angry; I fear for my father's safety (= I am worried because I think he is in danger).
2. to regret. I fear you will not be able to see him today.
ˈfearful adjective
1. afraid. a fearful look.
2. terrible. The lion gave a fearful roar.
3. very bad. a fearful mistake!
ˈfearfully adverb
ˈfearless adjective
without fear; brave. a fearless soldier.
ˈfearlessly adverb
for fear of
so as not to. She would not go swimming for fear of catching a cold.
in fear of
in a state of being afraid of. He lived in fear of his mother.

fearful

a. temeroso-a, miedoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
Whatever his feelings might have been, Laurie found a vent for them in a long low whistle and the fearful prediction as they parted at the gate, "Mark my words, Jo, you'll go next.
and away he hurried after Eradicate, fearful lest the old servant do all the honors.
Numberless recent massacres were still vivid in their recollections; nor was there any ear in the provinces so deaf as not to have drunk in with avidity the narrative of some fearful tale of midnight murder, in which the natives of the forests were the principal and barbarous actors.
When I returned to Chelicothe, alarmed to see four hundred and fifty Indians, of their choicest warriors, painted and armed in a fearful manner, ready to march against Boonsborough, I determined to escape the first opportunity.
She heard a cry of warning behind her, but, rooted to the spot by a fearful fascination, she heeded it not.
At times a fearful doubt strove to possess her soul, whether it were not better to send Pearl at once to Heaven, and go herself to such futurity as Eternal Justice should provide.
Another of his sources of fearful pleasure was to pass long winter evenings with the old Dutch wives, as they sat spinning by the fire, with a row of apples roasting and spluttering along the hearth, and listen to their marvellous tales of ghosts and goblins, and haunted fields, and haunted brooks, and haunted bridges, and haunted houses, and particularly of the headless horseman, or Galloping Hessian of the Hollow, as they sometimes called him.
He answered no, not yet; and added that he was fearful Christianity, or rather Christians, had unfitted him for ascending the pure and undefiled throne of thirty pagan Kings before him.
It turned out that the Jeroboam had a malignant epidemic on board, and that Mayhew, her captain, was fearful of infecting the Pequod's company.
It was a dreadful sight to me, for I knew what fearful pain it gave that delicate little mouth; but master gave me the word, and we were up with him in a second.
Once in a while she tastes a little something, when Cousin Marija pinches her elbow and reminds her; but, for the most part, she sits gazing with the same fearful eyes of wonder.
But stronger than all was maternal love, wrought into a paroxysm of frenzy by the near approach of a fearful danger.