What does fearful mean?

Definitions for fearful
ˈfɪər fəlfear·ful

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fearfuladjective

    experiencing or showing fear

    "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism"

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

    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, fearfuladjective

    lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

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

  4. fearful, frightfuladjective

    extremely distressing

    "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"

  5. fearful, timorous, trepidadjective

    timid by nature or revealing timidity

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

Wiktionary

  1. fearfuladjective

    Frightening.

  2. fearfuladjective

    Frightened, filled with terror.

  3. fearfuladjective

    Terrible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fearfuladjective

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

  2. Fearfuladjective

    inclined to fear; easily frightened; without courage; timid

  3. Fearfuladjective

    indicating, or caused by, fear

  4. Fearfuladjective

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

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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

Examples of fearful in a Sentence

  1. Fu Ning:

    I feel fearful, because there's no cure for the virus, you have to rely on your immunity if you get an infection. It sounds very scary.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is not truthful to oneself ought to be always fearful of own surrounding people.

  3. Edward R. Murrow:

    We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we ... remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular.

  4. Jenny Desmond:

    The first day we went in the boat they were still fearful and screaming, desperate to be fed. I was brought to tears.

  5. Helen Keller:

    Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.

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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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