HyperDic: fearful

English > 5 senses of the word fearful:
ADJECTIVEallfearfulexperiencing or showing fear
allfearful, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terriblecausing fear or dread or terror
allfearful, cowardlylacking courage
allfearful, frightfulextremely distressing
allfearful, timorous, trepidtimid by nature or revealing timidity
fearful > pronunciation
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English > fearful: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningExperiencing or showing fear.
  • "a fearful glance"
  • "fearful of criticism"
BroaderafraidFilled with fear or apprehension
Nounsfearfulnessan emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
Adverbsfearfullyin fear, "she hurried down the stairs fearfully"
English > fearful: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCausing fear or dread or terror.
Example "a fearful howling"
Synonymsawful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishalarmante, calamitoso, espantosa, espantoso, fatal, horrendo, horrible, horrorosa, horroroso, pavoroso, sobrecogedor, temible, temido, terrible, tremendo
Catalanalarmant, calamitós, esfereïdor, espantós, esparverador, fatal, horrible, horripilant, horrorós, paorós, temible, terrible
English > fearful: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted.
Attribute ofcowardice, cowardlinessThe trait of lacking courage
Narrowercaitiffdespicably mean / mean and cowardly
chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-belliedeasily frightened
craven, recreantlacking even the rudiments of courage
dastard, dastardlydespicably cowardly
faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-heartedlacking conviction or boldness or courage
funkyIn a state of cowardly fright
poltroonCharacterized by complete cowardliness
pusillanimous, poor-spirited, unmanlylacking in courage and manly strength and resolution
See alsoafraidFilled with fear or apprehension
ignobleCompletely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
timidshowing fear and lack of confidence
Oppositebrave, courageouspossessing or displaying courage
Spanishcobarde, pusilánime, vil
Catalancovard, poruc
Nounsfearfulnessthe trait of being afraid
English > fearful: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningExtremely distressing.
Example"fearful slum conditions"
BroaderbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
English > fearful: 5 senses > adjective 5
Meaningtimid by nature or revealing timidity.
Example "cast fearful glances at the large dog"
Synonymstimorous, trepid
Broadertimidshowing fear and lack of confidence
Spanishtemeroso, tímido

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