fearfully


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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.

fearfully

(ˈfɪəfʊlɪ)
adv
1. in a fearful manner
2. (intensifier): you're fearfully kind.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.fearfully - in fear, "she hurried down the stairs fearfully"
dauntlessly, fearlessly, intrepidly - without fear; "fearlessly, he led the troops into combat"
2.fearfully - in an alarming manner; "they were fearfully attacked"

fearfully

adverb
1. nervously, uneasily, timidly, apprehensively, diffidently, in fear and trembling, timorously, with bated breath, with many misgivings or forebodings, with your heart in your mouth Softly, fearfully, he stole from the room.
Translations
بِخَوْف، بصورة مُخيفَه
bázlivěstrašně
forfærdeligtfrygteligt
hræîilega
korkuyla

fearfully

[ˈfɪəfəlɪ] ADV
1. (= timidly) [cower etc] → con miedo; [say] → tímidamente
2. (o.f.) (= very) → terriblemente

fearfully

[ˈfɪərfʊli] adv
(= timidly) → craintivement
(= extremely) → affreusement

fearfully

adv
(= apprehensively)ängstlich
(dated inf: = terribly) expensive, hot, loud etcfurchtbar (inf), → schrecklich (inf)

fearfully

[ˈfɪəflɪ] adv
a. (timidly) → timorosamente
b. (fam) (very) → terribilmente, spaventosamente

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.
References in classic literature ?
The Wolf, being thus fearfully mauled, said, "I am rightly served, for why did I attempt the art of healing, when my father only taught me the trade of a butcher?
But Athena sprang quickly from the immortal head and stood before Zeus who holds the aegis, shaking a sharp spear: great Olympus began to reel horribly at the might of the bright-eyed goddess, and earth round about cried fearfully, and the sea was moved and tossed with dark waves, while foam burst forth suddenly: the bright Son of Hyperion stopped his swift-footed horses a long while, until the maiden Pallas Athene had stripped the heavenly armour from her immortal shoulders.
The wanton airs, from the tree-top, Laughingly through the lattice drop -- The bodiless airs, a wizard rout, Flit through thy chamber in and out, And wave the curtain canopy So fitfully -- so fearfully -- Above the closed and fringed lid
At last the boat came alongside the ship, and now the Queen saw that it was a stone boat, out of which there came up on board the ship a fearfully ugly Witch.
A little fearfully now, Pollyanna felt her way to these bags, selected a nice fat soft one (it contained Miss Polly's sealskin coat) for a bed; and a thinner one to be doubled up for a pillow, and still another (which was so thin it seemed almost empty) for a covering.
Clair--But tell me (continued he looking fearfully towards the Door) tell me, have I any other Grand-children in the House.
The creature glanced fearfully toward the workshop.
The Belgian shuddered and looked fearfully upward, for the scream had seemed to come from above him.
A cultivated and decent man cannot be vain without setting a fearfully high standard for himself, and without despising and almost hating himself at certain moments.
Time was getting on, and we were fearfully hungry; and this time the steward did not appear.
As one charged toward his truck, he would drive fearfully upon a sidewalk, threatening untold people with annihilation.
Though she could not recall her own words or his, she realized instinctively that the momentary conversation had brought them fearfully closer; and she was panic-stricken and blissful at it.