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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How to say fearful in sign language?

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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. Herman Melville:

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

  2. Detroit Police Chief James Craig:

    You will allow this to continue if you do nothing, we can't do it alone. This is not the time to be fearful. These are urban terrorists who do nothing positive for our neighborhoods.

  3. Kris Brown:

    It is understandable that many Americans are fearful and seeking security in the time of the Covid pandemic, however, we know that the rhetoric put forth by the NRA and the gun industry, that the purchase of a gun is a risk-free means to secure safety, is untrue and leads to tragic results every single day.

  4. Anuj Somany:

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

  5. Gulfam Ali:

    I'm fearful here, muslims may have to empty out this place if Modi gets another term, and Yogi continues here.

Images & Illustrations of fearful

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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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