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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fearfullyadverb

    in fear, "she hurried down the stairs fearfully"

  2. fearfullyadverb

    in an alarming manner

    "they were fearfully attacked"


  1. fearfullyadverb

    in a fearful manner; characterized by fear

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fearfullyadverb

    Etymology: from fearful

    In such a night
    Did Thisbe fearfully o’ertrip the dew,
    And saw the lion’s shadow. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    There is a cliff, whose high and bending head
    Looks fearfully on the confined deep. William Shakespeare, King Lear.


  1. fearfully

    Fearfully is an adverb that relates to being frightened or scared. It describes an action done in a manner that indicates fear or apprehension. It can also mean doing something with a sense that it might have negative consequences. It suggests a certain level of anxiety, dread, worry or terror.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fearfullyadverb

    in a fearful manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fearfully in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fearfully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fearfully in a Sentence

  1. G. Macdonald:

    Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness - the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.

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