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Synonyms for fearful
ˈfɪər fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fearful(adj)

    experiencing or showing fear

    "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism"

    Synonyms:
    dread(a), frightening, dire, terrible, horrendous, fearsome, horrific, timorous, dreaded, cowardly, awful, trepid, frightful, dreadful, direful

    Antonyms:
    unafraid(p), good, bold, fearless, unalarming

  2. awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible(adj)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    good, unafraid(p), unalarming, bold, fearless

  3. cowardly, fearful(adj)

    lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

    "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley

    Synonyms:
    dread(a), dire, terrible, horrendous, fearsome, horrific, timorous, dreaded, cowardly, awful, trepid, frightful, frightening, dreadful, direful

    Antonyms:
    good, unafraid(p), bold, unalarming, fearless

  4. fearful, frightful(adj)

    extremely distressing

    "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"

    Synonyms:
    frightful, dread(a), fearsome, timorous, terrible, horrific, dreaded, horrible, tremendous, frightening, horrendous, awful, cowardly, horrifying, atrocious, ugly, dreadful, direful, dire, trepid

    Antonyms:
    good, fearless, unafraid(p), bold, unalarming

  5. fearful, timorous, trepid(adj)

    timid by nature or revealing timidity

    "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"

    Synonyms:
    dread(a), frightening, dire, terrible, horrendous, fearsome, horrific, timorous, dreaded, cowardly, awful, trepid, frightful, dreadful, direful

    Antonyms:
    bold, good, fearless, unafraid(p), unalarming

Wiktionary

  1. fearful(adjective)

    Frightening.

    Synonyms:
    timid, timorous, frightened

  2. fearful(adjective)

    Frightened, filled with terror.

    Synonyms:
    timorous, frightened, timid

  3. fearful(adjective)

    Terrible.

    Synonyms:
    frightened, timid, timorous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fearful

    Awful should not be used of things which are merely disagreeable or annoying, nor of all that are alarming and terrible, but only of such as bring a solemn awe upon the soul, as in the presence of a superior power; as, the awful hush before the battle. That which is awful arouses an oppressive, that which is august an admiring reverence; we speak of the august presence of a mighty monarch, the awful presence of death. We speak of an exalted station, a grand mountain, an imposing presence, a majestic cathedral, a noble mien, a solemn litany, a stately march, an august assembly, the awful scene of the Judgment Day.

    Synonyms:
    alarming, appalling, august, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreadful, frightful, grand, horrible, imposing, majestic, noble, portentous, shocking, solemn, stately, terrible, terrific

    Antonyms:
    base, beggarly, commonplace, contemptible, despicable, humble, inferior, lowly, mean, paltry, undignified, vulgar

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fearful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    afraid, apprehensive, haunted with fear

  2. fearful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    timid, timorous, nervous, diffident, pusillanimous, cowardly, faint-hearted, chicken-hearted, white-livered, showing the white feather, easily frightened

  3. fearful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    terrible, dreadful, frightful, dire, direful

  4. fearful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    awful, to be reverenced

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fearful":

    afraid, scared, timid, bang, scary, frightening

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How to use fearful in a sentence?

  1. Mickey Mehta:

    We struggle hard to climb to the top against all odds, not realizing whether the view from the top is worth its climb.The fulfillment of life seldom comes on heights and more often you get dizzy there losing balance and become fearful of a fall. In the circle of life nowhere on the periphery one could be stable. Be centered , get centralized , get MickeyMized.

  2. Courtney Radsch:

    We don't want journalists to be fearful of reporting on issues, it's not enough to mute or block somebody, you need to know if those threats are coming through, and we need more proactive responses from the tech platforms.

  3. Ted Beck:

    It’s important to remember that money is the number one stress factor for most people and most relationships, in a two-income family, there can be a mentality where one partner thinks, ‘I want to use the money I earned as I see fit.’ Very often, they’re afraid that their partner won’t approve of how they spend money or they’re embarrassed or fearful that their partner will find out about a bad habit.

  4. Joe Biden:

    Now, fearful about Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter reelection, Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter's becoming more unhinged, republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter wants a campaign on Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter terms. Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter imagines that this tactic will allow Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter to pick Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter opponent and face only the candidates Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter thinks Republican National Committee.Read MoreAfter can beat.

  5. Denise Chamberlain:

    PROMISING TREATMENT FOR VITILIGO SKIN CONDITION At one point, the Indiana woman was so fearful of leaving the house without her makeup she became depressed, even considering suicide, because she hated her looks. It made me into a person who didn't want to be noticed. That mask was everything for me.

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Translations for fearful

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  • бая́зныBelarusian
  • ужасен, страшен, страхлив, уплашенBulgarian
  • ängstlich, furchtsam, furchtbarGerman
  • τρομερός, φοβερός, φοβισμένος, τρομακτικόςGreek
  • temeroso, miedosoSpanish
  • effrayant, affreux, affreuse, craintif, peureuse, peureux, terrible, craintive, redoutable, effrayanteFrench
  • faitaghManx
  • երկչոտArmenian
  • takutIndonesian
  • impaurito, pavido, spaventatoItalian
  • timidus, pavidus, meticulosusLatin
  • nobijies, biedējoša, biedējošsLatvian
  • Com medoPortuguese
  • groaznicRomanian
  • ужасный, испуганный, страшный, пугливыйRussian
  • korkuluTurkish
  • sợ hãi, đáng sợ, sợ sệt, sợVietnamese

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