What does fearful mean?

Definitions for fearfulˈfɪər fəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fearful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fearful(adj)

    experiencing or showing fear

    "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism"

  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"

  3. cowardly, fearful(adj)

    lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

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

  4. fearful, frightful(adj)

    extremely distressing

    "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. fearful(Adjective)

    Frightening.

  2. fearful(Adjective)

    Frightened, filled with terror.

  3. fearful(Adjective)

    Terrible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fearful(adj)

    full of fear, apprehension, or alarm; afraid; frightened

  2. Fearful(adj)

    inclined to fear; easily frightened; without courage; timid

  3. Fearful(adj)

    indicating, or caused by, fear

  4. Fearful(adj)

    inspiring fear or awe; exciting apprehension or terror; terrible; frightful; dreadful

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fearful in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fearful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lao Tzu:

    Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness.

  2. Abraham Lincoln:

    With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.

  3. Washington Lt. Gov Owen:

    I don't want the people who are on the floor being fearful of doing their job, i don't want parents concerned about the safety of their kids as pages.

  4. Paul Ryan:

    I'm still fearful of all of that, however, I have come to feel it is quite different. I'm starting to believe what my ex-wife was always telling me -- that it's safe.

  5. Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley:

    Joel Dixon Smith’s Joel Dixon Smith. Joel Dixon Smith was fearful, fearful of going to jail, fearful of losing Joel Dixon Smith firearms, joel Dixon Smith was fearful of everything. Joel Dixon Smith was just Joel Dixon Smith.

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Translations for fearful

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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