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. 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

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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. President Obama:

    Now, having said that, people seem to think I did a pretty good job. And so there is this mismatch I think between frustration and anger. Perhaps the view of the American people was just that we need to shake things up, time will now tell whether the prescriptions that are being offered, whether Brexit or with respect to the U.S. election, ends up actually satisfying those people who have been fearful or angry or concerned.

  2. Herman Melville:

    For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books.

  3. Umberto Eco:

    Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.

  4. Joseph Waldman:

    That’s the reason they were trying to make the trouble for the Jews in Egypt: The first thing they were afraid [of] was the Jewish families growing so rapidly, here, they are fearful that they’re going to be overwhelmed either by the growth of the environment or by political clout through the bloc votes.

  5. 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.

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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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