fearfulness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fearfulness - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)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
alarm, consternation, dismay - fear resulting from the awareness of danger
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
affright, panic, terror - an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
panic attack, scare - a sudden attack of 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"
timidity, timidness, timorousness - fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
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
cowardice, cowardliness - the trait of lacking courage
timidity, timorousness - fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities
pusillanimity, pusillanimousness - contemptible fearfulness
gutlessness - the trait of lacking courage and determination; fearful of loss or injury
fearlessness - the trait of feeling no fear

fearfulness

noun
Great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger:
Slang: cold feet.
Idiom: fear and trembling.
Translations

fearfulness

[ˈfɪəfʊlnɪs] N (= fear) → medrosidad f; (= shyness) → timidez f

fearfulness

n (= apprehension)Ängstlichkeit f

fearfulness

[ˈfɪəfʊlnɪs] npaura, timore m
References in classic literature ?
(which is this last degree) is a vice, using either of a natural falseness or fearfulness, or of a mind that hath some main faults, which because a man must needs disguise, it maketh him practise simulation in other things, lest his hand should be out of use.
The first, that simulation and dissimulation commonly carry with them a show of fearfulness, which in any business, doth spoil the feathers, of round flying up to the mark.
I looked with sympathetic awe and fearfulness upon the man, who in mid-winter just landed from a four years' dangerous voyage, could so unrestingly push off again for still another tempestuous term.
I was frequently rallied by the queen upon account of my fearfulness; and she used to ask me whether the people of my country were as great cowards as myself?
It came happily while she was thus waiting; and there being neither ceremony nor fearfulness to delay the moment of meeting, she was with him as he entered the house, and the first minutes of exquisite feeling had no interruption and no witnesses, unless the servants chiefly intent upon opening the proper doors could be called such.
I gazed on it with gloom and pain: nothing soft, nothing sweet, nothing pitying, or hopeful, or subduing did it inspire; only a grating anguish for HER woes--not MY loss--and a sombre tearless dismay at the fearfulness of death in such a form.
Because domestication replaces traits like aggression and fearfulness with sociability and playfulness, one might expect behavioral alterations from domestication are correlated in a direction-specific manner.
However, the study also mentioned that parents' age was not related to children's internalising behaviours which include fearfulness, social withdrawal, and somatic complaints.
Unfortunately, some controversial activity, including FBR officials' alleged surprise raids on various markets and 'interrogation' of traders at their places of business, and NAB's apparent haste in instigating high-profile inquiries against captains of commerce, have sent the opposite message of fearfulness among the already nervous business community.
Omar's lies and, second, the fearfulness of her critics
"Because then gaps opened up and we were trying to close those up but it wasn't sinking in, so they had gone into that mode of wherever they go to, whether that's fearfulness I don't know.