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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.
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|Noun||1.||fearfulness - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)|
emotion - any strong feeling
creeps - a feeling of fear and revulsion; "he gives me the creeps"
frisson, quiver, shudder, tingle, chill, thrill, shiver - an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
horror - intense and profound fear
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable fear
stage fright - fear that affects a person about to face an audience
apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread - fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
intimidation - the feeling of being intimidated; being made to feel afraid or timid
cold sweat - the physical condition of concurrent perspiration and chill; associated with fear
|2.||fearfulness - the trait of being afraid|
gutlessness - the trait of lacking courage and determination; fearful of loss or injury
fearlessness - the trait of feeling no fear