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. Cory Booker of New Jersey:

    Otherwise law-abiding Americans -- bankers, business people, veterans and families-- are fearful of unnecessary, expensive, life-disrupting investigations and prosecutions.

  2. Ronnie Rickner:

    Lest not regret. It is by mere fleeting chance that any of us exist.I do not believe the paths we take and the choices we make are an illusion as some may.Every person can alter things in their own life and even affect others, much like the stars and planets that are already set on a path of there own, affecting many others around them.The life and death of a star or even a galaxy can give us a feeling of insignificance compared to our own lives for who will care once we have all turned to dust; I say care for you the future is jus another moment in time in which we cannot regret.So live your life with no regrets and it shall be a happy one, the thought of death is the most fearful thing there is:hence why most never give it much thought.It is but a consolation dying in your bed many years from now knowing that you left nothing on the table,held nothing back and led your life full without regret.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    If team USA was as fearful as Trump, Michael Phelps and Simone Biles would be cowering in the locker room, afraid to come out to compete, instead, they're winning gold medals. America isn't afraid to compete.

  4. Chauncey Wright:

    What a fearful object a long-neglected duty gets to be

  5. Jean Genet:

    Excluded by my birth and tastes from the social order, I was not aware of its diversity. Nothing in the world was irrelevant: the stars on a general's sleeve, the stock-market quotations, the olive harvest, the style of the judiciary, the wheat exchange, flower-beds. Nothing. This order, fearful and feared, whose details were all inter-related, had a meaning: my exile.

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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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